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Tories approved $600,000 in Commons committee trips before rejecting cross-country hearings on election overhaul bill

Conservative MPs approved more than $600,000 worth of Commons committee trips across Canada and abroad before the government rejected opposition requests that a committee reviewing controversial changes to federal election law conduct hearings across the country.

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Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, pictured in this file photo. MPs will have to move notice for a motion to approve the travel, after the NDP denied the necessary unanimous approval for speedy approval on Wednesday.

 

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Tories approved $600,000 in Commons committee trips before rejecting cross-country hearings on election overhaul bill

Conservative MPs approved more than $600,000 worth of Commons committee trips across Canada and abroad before the government rejected opposition requests that a committee reviewing controversial changes to federal election law conduct hearings across the country.

The Hill Times photograh by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, pictured in this file photo. MPs will have to move notice for a motion to approve the travel, after the NDP denied the necessary unanimous approval for speedy approval on Wednesday.

 

  

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Friday, March 6, 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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