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Opposition parties not ready to give up filibuster as Liberals set for pre-summer legislative push

By Rachel Aiello      

Debate on the federal budget resumes in the House this week, with legislation to follow. Meanwhile, opposition MPs appear unrelenting in the face of the Government’s proposed Standing Order changes.

Government House Leader Bardish Chagger said she’s looking forward to making progress on 'many important pieces of legislation' in the weeks ahead, with the Liberals set to table new bills on the budget, marijuana, and anti-terrorism. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition House leaders say the government continues to do a “poor job” of moving legislation forward and promise to continue to filibuster the Procedure and House Affairs Committee over changes to the House rules, saying it will be “the No. 1 thing” they’re focused on. MPs return to Ottawa this week with seven more House weeks scheduled until June before the scheduled summer break, meaning the Liberals' legislative push is set to get underway as they plan to pass priority bills and introduce

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