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NDP denies unanimous consent for several House committees to travel after Tories reject cross-country House Affairs Committee hearings on controversial election overhaul bill

The NDP has broken with House of Commons convention to deny unanimous consent for travel outside Ottawa by more than a half-dozen House committees, in response to the government’s refusal to allow Parliamentary hearings across Canada on the government’s new bill with sweeping changes to federal election law.

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NDP MP Nathan Cullen took the unprecedented step Wednesday of blocking a routine government request for committee travel approval. The NDP protest prevented House approval for seven committee trips across Canada and abroad, including trips by the Finance Committee to Washington, D.C., and New York City for budget consultations, trips to Chile and Peru by the International Trade Committee in a study of free trade, and travel within Canada for a review of rail safety by the House Transport Committee, along with travel by other committees within the country.

 

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NDP denies unanimous consent for several House committees to travel after Tories reject cross-country House Affairs Committee hearings on controversial election overhaul bill

The NDP has broken with House of Commons convention to deny unanimous consent for travel outside Ottawa by more than a half-dozen House committees, in response to the government’s refusal to allow Parliamentary hearings across Canada on the government’s new bill with sweeping changes to federal election law.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
NDP MP Nathan Cullen took the unprecedented step Wednesday of blocking a routine government request for committee travel approval. The NDP protest prevented House approval for seven committee trips across Canada and abroad, including trips by the Finance Committee to Washington, D.C., and New York City for budget consultations, trips to Chile and Peru by the International Trade Committee in a study of free trade, and travel within Canada for a review of rail safety by the House Transport Committee, along with travel by other committees within the country.

 

  
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Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

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A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
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Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
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Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
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World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
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Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
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The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
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Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
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Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
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Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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