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Feds put final weeks of spring sitting on ‘auto-pilot,’ ramming bills through House

The government’s move to extend sitting hours and limit opposition delay tactics in the House will allow the Conservatives to rapidly advance their legislative agenda in the final weeks of the spring sitting, but opposition NDP and Liberal MPs are split on whether the temporary rules are a positive end to yet another contentious Parliamentary sitting.

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Feds put final weeks of spring sitting on ‘auto-pilot,’ ramming bills through House

The government’s move to extend sitting hours and limit opposition delay tactics in the House will allow the Conservatives to rapidly advance their legislative agenda in the final weeks of the spring sitting, but opposition NDP and Liberal MPs are split on whether the temporary rules are a positive end to yet another contentious Parliamentary sitting.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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