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House to put in overtime in final four weeks before summer recess

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan says the House will start sitting late for the next four weeks to get bills passed before the Commons adjourns for the summer.

Parliament returns this week with four weeks to go before adjourning to the BBQ circuit for the summer, but MPs will have to earn their burgers and ribs. Government House Leader Peter Van Loan (York-Simcoe, Ont.) will move to extend evening sitting hours in the House so that the government can pass key pieces of its legislative agenda before June 20. Mr. Van Loan’s motion would have the House sit until midnight from Monday to Thursday over the next month.

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House to put in overtime in final four weeks before summer recess

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan says the House will start sitting late for the next four weeks to get bills passed before the Commons adjourns for the summer.

Parliament returns this week with four weeks to go before adjourning to the BBQ circuit for the summer, but MPs will have to earn their burgers and ribs. Government House Leader Peter Van Loan (York-Simcoe, Ont.) will move to extend evening sitting hours in the House so that the government can pass key pieces of its legislative agenda before June 20. Mr. Van Loan’s motion would have the House sit until midnight from Monday to Thursday over the next month.

  
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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