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Budget bill gives Harper Cabinet new powers over CBC

The federal government’s latest budget bill would give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet the power to dictate collective bargaining and terms for other salaries and working conditions at the CBC and three other cultural or scientific Crown corporations.

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, pictured on March 21 with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about to release the budget document, tabled the government’s budget implementation Bill C-60 on Monday. The bill will amend the federal Financial Administration Act to give Cabinet new powers over collective bargaining mandates of the CBC, the largest news and public affairs outlet in the country.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The federal government’s latest budget bill would give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet the power to dictate collective bargaining and terms for other salaries and working conditions at the CBC and three other cultural or scientific Crown corporations.

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Budget bill gives Harper Cabinet new powers over CBC

The federal government’s latest budget bill would give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet the power to dictate collective bargaining and terms for other salaries and working conditions at the CBC and three other cultural or scientific Crown corporations.

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, pictured on March 21 with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about to release the budget document, tabled the government’s budget implementation Bill C-60 on Monday. The bill will amend the federal Financial Administration Act to give Cabinet new powers over collective bargaining mandates of the CBC, the largest news and public affairs outlet in the country.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The federal government’s latest budget bill would give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet the power to dictate collective bargaining and terms for other salaries and working conditions at the CBC and three other cultural or scientific Crown corporations.

  

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NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

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NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

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Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

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Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

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An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

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More police arrive on Wellington Street.

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RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

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Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

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The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

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Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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