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PM Harper's rhetoric on Canadians killing terrorists heightening public anxiety during election year, say opposition MPs

PM Harper's rhetoric on Canadians killing terrorists heightening public anxiety during election year, say opposition MPs

'You’ve got the Prime Minister of Canada standing in the House and saying "we want you to kill them." I think he’s dragging us more and more into fights that we don’t need to be in,' says Liberal MP Judy Sgro.



Work to address Hill harassment continues, MPs still in limbo

Work to address Hill harassment continues, MPs still in limbo
‘We’re sort of in a waiting mode,’ says suspended Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti.

Feds could table budget early April then use two-week recess to avoid questions in House, say opposition MPs

Feds could table budget early April then use two-week recess to avoid questions in House, say opposition MPs
Opposition MPs say the House schedule means the government could deliver a budget on April 1 or April 2, then use the two weeks off to sell it across the country without a House forum for opposition criticism and questions.

Plunge in world oil prices means $4.9-billion surplus Conservatives promised for 2015 election year has 'eroded to nothing,' say economists

Plunge in world oil prices means $4.9-billion surplus Conservatives promised for 2015 election year has 'eroded to nothing,' say economists
'Every knowledgeable person I've spoken to believes, and history tells us, that prices will eventually move well above current levels,' Finance Minister Joe Oliver told the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

NDP in 'much stronger position' now than 10 months before last election, says Mulcair

NDP in 'much stronger position' now than 10 months before last election, says Mulcair
Meanwhile, former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page criticizes Conservative goverment's fiscal record, says feds not good fiscal managers and 'secrecy new normal,' at NDP strategy session Friday.

Head of R&D review panel says feds got it right on innovation with 2012 budget

Head of R&D review panel says feds got it right on innovation with 2012 budget
OpenText’s Tom Jenkins says government must now work as ‘convening power’ and bring research and commercial sectors together.

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE