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NDP MP Godin claims his privileges breached after RCMP officer stopped him last month on the Hill

NDP MP Godin claims his privileges breached after RCMP officer stopped him last month on the Hill

But RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said NDP MP Yvon Godin was delayed for no more than 70 seconds and that the RCMP officer escorted Mr. Godin through the entrance once the motorcade had passed.



New lobbying code lays out conflict over political activities, could lead to campaign ‘chill’

New lobbying code lays out conflict over political activities, could lead to campaign ‘chill’
Lobbyists who campaign for a political candidate who later goes on to become a Cabinet minister could end up being prohibited not only from lobbying the minister but the entire department.

Police officer likely to win next month’s Yellowhead byelection, to join growing number of former cops in Conservative caucus

Police officer likely to win next month’s Yellowhead byelection, to join growing number of former cops in Conservative caucus
A retired Mountie who is virtually guaranteed to win the federal byelection next month in Alberta will become the ninth former or serving police officer elected to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s caucus—nearly half of all the police officers elected to Parliament since Confederation in 1867.

Liberals support troops not Iraq mission, Conservatives say Libs ‘can’t have it both ways’

Liberals support troops not Iraq mission, Conservatives say Libs ‘can’t have it both ways’
Liberal MPs disclosed Tuesday the party intends to support the Canadian bombing mission against radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq once the government majority in the Commons passes a motion the Liberals have staunchly opposed supporting the new combat role for Canadian troops.

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 in for a ferocious period of politics

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

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. 

Anne Marie Creskey

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. 

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

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

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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