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Conservatives, NDP vow to hammer away at Morneau’s bills, but government might not give them a chance in final weeks before Christmas

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The government has also signalled that it will try to push through most, though not all, of the legislation that has already made it past second reading before MPs leave for the holidays. The Senate is likely to sit on the pot legalization bill until the new year after Liberal MP Bill Blair’s admonishment to not delay the bill.

Conservative House leader Candice Bergen, left, and her fellow caucus members will use debates over any bills sponsored by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the next two weeks, if there are any, to continue to grill Mr. Morneau over the timing of his sale of shares in his old company. Government House leader Bardish Chagger, however, controls which bills go up for debate in the Chamber, and when. NDP House leader Peter Julian and his counterparts will lead their caucuses through the legislative crunch that almost always comes before the winter break for the House. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade, Rachel Aiello, and Sam Garcia
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Conservative and NDP MPs will be using every chance to grill Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the House over the next two weeks, including debate on the bills Mr. Morneau has sponsored that are still in the Chamber, say House leaders for the Conservative and New Democratic parties. They may not get the chance, however, as Mr. Morneau’s (Toronto Centre, Ont.) bills are at second reading, and were not listed by the Office of Government House Leader Bardish

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