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Liberal MP Lamoureux continues prolific speaking record, raising opposition ire

By Laura Ryckewaert      

‘I’m living the dream,’ says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux of his regular House of Commons presence. With more than 550 House interventions so far this Parliament, he’s second only to the Speaker.

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, pictured on Feb. 28 alongside Liberal MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, has been parliamentary secretary to the government House leader since 2015, but his prolific speaking record in the Lower Chamber precedes that. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

If you’ve tuned into a House of Commons debate in the last decade, chances are high you’ve seen Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux on his feet speaking in the House Chamber.

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Alberta court decision a chance to fix flawed environmental impact assessment regime, says Green MP May

The government says it plans to appeal the May 10 Alberta Court of Appeal decision that found the Impact Assessment Act is unconstitutional because it infringes on provincial jurisdiction.

Federal ministers, MPs, and staff working on high-stakes Ontario election

News|By Abbas Rana
Liberal MP Michael Coteau predicts that Ontarians will vote Liberal in tight Liberal-NDP races in order to oust the Ford government.

Canada supports rapid accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, but experts say it needs to improve its Arctic defences

News|By Dennis Kovtun
Fearing Russian aggression, Finland and Sweden will likely apply for NATO membership. While Canada supports the membership of these countries, it needs to step up its own contributions, especially in the Arctic: experts.

A ‘Parliamentary Precinct family reunion’: Politics and the Pen in person for first time in two years

News|By Stuart Benson
This year’s finalists feature some of the country’s best non-fiction writing on Canada’s financial future, China relations, the SNC-Lavalin affair, and historic and influential women in politics.

Ontario election will be a test on how upset Canadians are with incumbents and affordability issues, say some MPs and Nanos

News|By Abbas Rana
The decision Ontarians make at the ballot box on June 2 will come down to who has the best plan to address the affordability issues of Ontarians, says Liberal MP Michael Coteau.

Groups return to ‘invaluable’ in-person advocacy on the Hill after years lobbying behind screens

For the first time since COVID-19’s outbreak in 2020, some organizations lobbied on the Hill for a 'relationship building’ experience unmatched by virtual events, says Direct Sellers Association of Canada’s Peter Maddox.

New blood donation policy still targets queer men and trans women, advocates argue

News|By Stuart Benson
While every donor will now be asked the same questions, the new policy’s focus on anal sex and barring those who take PrEP is seen by some as more egregious and intrusive than the previous blanket ban.

Experts, critics wary of feds’ ‘clearly opposite’ private investing plan to rejig infrastructure bank

Infrastructure Bank CEO Ehren Cory has talked about finding win-win projects that serve both public and private interests, but critics say this middle ground has proved elusive.

No big winners or losers in curious Conservative leadership debate, say strategists

News|By Ian Campbell
Several candidates had 'their sights set on trying to blunt Pierre Poilievre’s momentum,' while also trying to 'shore up more moderate support for themselves,' say Conservative strategists.
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