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‘Most dysfunctional,’ extraordinary week in the House, and despite pulling Motion 6, Liberals still want extended sittings

By Rachel Aiello      

After procedural wrangling took up most of the Commons time last week, there’s a lot left on the government’s agenda. And there's also the matter of Barack Obama's address to Parliament, scheduled for six days after the House is slated to have its final sitting before summer.

Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc withdrew the controversial and extreme procedural measures in Motion 6, saying his objective is to try 'to find a proper mechanism to extend the sitting hours and allow for a more respectful debate on government legislation.' The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

After last week’s high-profile and extraordinary dustup in the House and all the procedural wrangling eating up Commons time, there is still a lot left on the government’s legislative agenda and with U.S. President Barak Obama scheduled to address a joint Parliament June 29, the government is not ruling out extending sitting times.

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