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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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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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