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Feds’ move to ram bills through House, again, creates Hill speculation of early election, prorogation, PM’s possible exit...

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Sources say it’s likely the next election will be called ahead of the scheduled October 2015, likely in the spring prior. Prorogation and the possible resignation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo leading a national caucus meeting, are also possibilities being discussed among politicos.

The federal government’s move two weeks ago to extend House sitting hours to midnight, use time allocation on non-urgent bills, and suspend some Commons Standing Orders until the summer recess has put the rumour mill into full gear with suggestions that the Conservatives are considering proroguing Parliament, laying the ground work to go to the polls early, or even that the Prime Minister is thinking about packing it in before the next election.

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Feds’ move to ram bills through House, again, creates Hill speculation of early election, prorogation, PM’s possible exit...

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sources say it’s likely the next election will be called ahead of the scheduled October 2015, likely in the spring prior. Prorogation and the possible resignation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo leading a national caucus meeting, are also possibilities being discussed among politicos.

The federal government’s move two weeks ago to extend House sitting hours to midnight, use time allocation on non-urgent bills, and suspend some Commons Standing Orders until the summer recess has put the rumour mill into full gear with suggestions that the Conservatives are considering proroguing Parliament, laying the ground work to go to the polls early, or even that the Prime Minister is thinking about packing it in before the next election.

  

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Hill media, staffers send off PMO's Jason MacDonald at the Métropolitain Brasserie's bar Feb. 20, 2015

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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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