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Grit Senators made procedural error on climate-change bill, but slam feds on lack of climate plan

The Conservative defeat of the bill in the Senate comes after Republicans, who are not interested in cap-in-trade, take over U.S. Congress.


  
Feds endorse UN indigenous rights declaration, abolish Indian Act, says Atleo

AFN Chief Shawn Atleo says 'there's no room for the archaic Indian Act at all.'


  
Economy, crime bills top priorities for Tories in final legislative stretch in 2010

Government House Leader John Baird doesn't expect any contentious issues that could cause an early election.


  
MPs say mood bleak, and 'asks' down on pre-budget consultations hearings

House Finance Committee members say they've seen a change in tone in this year's pre-budget consultations.


  
Grit Sen. Joyal attacks latest Senate reform bill, calls it 'unconstitutional'

Ontario Conservative Senator Hugh Segal calls argument 'profoundly troubling.'


  
MPs slam Flaherty's fiscal update delivered outside House

Opposition MPs say Finance Minister Jim Flaherty should have announced it in Parliament and criticize his lack of vision, detail.


  
Tories to pay price on census issue, vow opposition parties

The Conservatives say it won't be an issue in the next election campaign, but opposition MPs promise it will.


  
Rural Grit, NDP MPs prepare for aggressive Tory attacks ads

But NDP MP Charlie Angus says it will take more than 'big assed' Tory billboards to push legislation through the House.


  
Tories aim to push 'significant agenda' through House this fall

Government has 42 bills on the Order Paper. Copyright Act heats up this fall.


  
Long-gun registry issue a 'vote-getter among certain pockets,' says pollster

Pollster Nik Nanos says it could 'make or break individual seats' across the country for the NDP.


  
NDP MP Comartin predicts if long-gun registry scrapped it will be temporary

House vote on Sept. 22 is on concurrence motion on whether the bill should be allowed to proceed.


  
Massive omnibus budget bill shakes up Parliament

Opposition Senators warn government they're serious, 'it's the wrong way to do a budget bill.'


  
Senate 'rubber stamps' nine bills, massive omnibus budget bill up next

The Senate Finance Committee still wants to hear from a number of Cabinet ministers and will report back by July 9.


  
Senate to sit as long as it takes to pass budget bill

NDP critics say massive, 900-page omnibus budget Bill C-9 must be split.


  
Libs can't have it both ways on massive omnibus budget bill, say NDP

Government pushes 900-page sweeping budget bill through in days. Most Libs sit out House vote.


  
Cabinet minister should usher in long-gun registry changes, not a backbencher

NDP MP Joe Comartin calls it a 'farce in terms of democracy,' describes issue as highly emotional and House committee process as stressful.


  
MPs working on prorogation rules to restrict Prime Minister's control

If the House really wants to restrict the PM's use of prorogation, all parties should agree to a Parliamentary convention, say experts.


  
Bloc's motion on House seats defeated, promises to push issue again

Bloc House Leader Pierre Paquette says party has 'no choice' but to continue fight.


  
House seats bill could affect 19 Tory, 10 Grit ridings, and one NDP riding

Bill C-12 attempts to address under-representation in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C., the fastest growing provinces in Canada.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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