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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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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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