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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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