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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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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

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The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

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Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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