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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.

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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.

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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.

  
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Tuesday, May 5, 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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