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‘I don’t see any end to this any time soon’: Conservatives dig in heels over Liberal elections bill

By Charelle Evelyn      

The members of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee are engaged in a standoff over when to start clause-by-clause study of Bill C-76.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, sat for an hour at a Sept. 27 Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting while members argued over procedural issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould was left cooling her heels last week as the committee studying the government’s elections bill continued to squabble over a timeline to send it back to the House. And Conservative MPs say they’re willing to draw out the debate for as long as they think is necessary.

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