Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
START A FREE TRIAL | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


Feds’ offer to send omnibus bill to 11 Commons committees 'a farce,' charge opposition MPs

The government’s offer to send portions of its second and controversial omnibus budget implementation bill to 11 Commons committees for detailed scrutiny has been exposed as 'window dressing,' and a 'farce,' opposition MPs say, as most of the committees have been able only to skim over key sections before beginning and completing their reviews by the end of this week.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Liberal MP Scott Brison, NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen, and NDP MP Olivia Chow, pictured in these file photos. Oppositions MPs say there isn't enough time to study the second budget implementation bill properly.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government’s offer to send portions of its second and controversial omnibus budget implementation bill to 11 Commons committees for detailed scrutiny has been exposed as “window dressing,” and a “farce,” opposition MPs say, as most of the committees have been able only to skim over key sections before beginning and completing their reviews by the end of this week.

To View the rest of this article, please choose one of the following

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.


Sign Up for a free trial

For access to the website.



back to article Feds’ offer to send omnibus bill to 11 Commons committees 'a farce,' charge opposition MPs
Editor’s Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of The Hill Times. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed.
For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page. If you see a typo or error in a story, report it to us here news@hilltimes.com.

Feds’ offer to send omnibus bill to 11 Commons committees 'a farce,' charge opposition MPs

The government’s offer to send portions of its second and controversial omnibus budget implementation bill to 11 Commons committees for detailed scrutiny has been exposed as 'window dressing,' and a 'farce,' opposition MPs say, as most of the committees have been able only to skim over key sections before beginning and completing their reviews by the end of this week.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Liberal MP Scott Brison, NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen, and NDP MP Olivia Chow, pictured in these file photos. Oppositions MPs say there isn't enough time to study the second budget implementation bill properly.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government’s offer to send portions of its second and controversial omnibus budget implementation bill to 11 Commons committees for detailed scrutiny has been exposed as “window dressing,” and a “farce,” opposition MPs say, as most of the committees have been able only to skim over key sections before beginning and completing their reviews by the end of this week.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE