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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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