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Tensions boil over in House as end-of-session legislative rush kicks into high gear

By Emily Haws      

Nobody seems to know when the House will rise, but with about three weeks left in the sitting the government has recently put time allocation on four bills.

Responding to opposition parties who say communication has broken down among House leaders over the legislative agenda, Government House Leader Bardish Chagger says she has an open-door policy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Long hours coupled with the government’s frequent use lately of time-allocation motions and a lack of communication are making frustrations boil over as the House reaches the final stretch before the summer break, say opposition House leaders, though Government House Leader Bardish Chagger defended the procedural moves as allowing Parliamentarians to represent their constituents and advance legislation.

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