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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
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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