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Tories go behind closed-doors in House committee to kill opposition motion to prevent omnibus bills

The governing Conservative MPs used their majority clout on a House of Commons committee Thursday to take the panel behind closed doors before voting down an opposition proposal to restrict the kind of omnibus legislation that sparked a 22-hour marathon of opposition voting last June in protest against the government’s massive bill implementing the federal budget.

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Conservative MP John Williamson, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, told The Hill Times he could not discuss what went on in the House Affairs Committee room, but he defended the government’s use of omnibus legislation.

 

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Tories go behind closed-doors in House committee to kill opposition motion to prevent omnibus bills

The governing Conservative MPs used their majority clout on a House of Commons committee Thursday to take the panel behind closed doors before voting down an opposition proposal to restrict the kind of omnibus legislation that sparked a 22-hour marathon of opposition voting last June in protest against the government’s massive bill implementing the federal budget.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP John Williamson, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, told The Hill Times he could not discuss what went on in the House Affairs Committee room, but he defended the government’s use of omnibus legislation.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, March 30, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Women of Parliament flock to Women for Nature Hill reception March 30, 2015

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Executive Director of Nature Canada, Eleanor Fast giving opening remarks to the full room in 256-S Centre Block, on Tuesday, March 24.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Laureen Harper sharing hiking tales. The two were honoured as the newest members of Women for Nature at the event.
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Liberal MP and Women for Nature member Carolyn Bennett spoke about Canadian's connection to the land and the role First Nations play in nature conservation.
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May told attendees she was so impressed by Ms. Ambrose and Ms. Harper's hiking adventures that she'd be willing to cut ice from glaciers to make a mean martini if that meant she got to join them.
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Earnscliffe's Velma McColl, Conservative MPs Nina Grewal and Joy Smith, and Rona Ambrose's husband Bruce.
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CBC environment reporter Margo McDiarmid chatting with Ms. Harper.
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TransCanada's VP of Community and Sustainability, Andrea Jalbert.
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Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Andrew de Vries.
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Photographer Michelle Valberg, Greenbridge's Patrick Dion, and 99.7 FM radio host and photographer Sandy Sharkey.
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Laureen Harper and Apollo the hawk. Ms. Harper had on her hiking boots for the occasion.
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Women for Nature Carolyn Chisholm and Sandra Schwartz.
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iPolitics' Elizabeth Thompson and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello.
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Liberal staffers Vanessa Hage, Kate Van Gerven, Laura LeBel, Elanore Catencero, and Alex Howell.
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Laureen Harper, Eleanor Fast, and Rona Ambrose having a laugh.

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