The government has proposed more than 60 changes to Bill C-76, which NDP critic Nathan Cullen says points to a â€˜flawedâ€™ bill. There are a whopping 340 suggested changes altogether, to be debated next week.
Twenty-seven MPs and cabinet ministers had moved into new offices in the Wellington, Justice, and Confederation buildings by Oct. 1, according to House staff.
Partisan political involvement is â€˜not part of our brand,â€™ says ISG deputy facilitator Raymonde Saint-Germain after the Red Chamberâ€™s biggest group approved its governing document.
At 47 members, the Independent Senators Group comprises nearly 49 per cent of the Red Chamber, and is looking to have its numbers reflected in committee membership.
Conservative MPs Bob Zimmer and Todd Doherty spent a combined $297,500 between April 1 and June 30, while House officers racked up nearly $4-million.
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.
With a combined $1.68-million budget, the three-Senator Government Representative Office is tasked with carrying the governmentâ€™s flag in a sea of Upper Chamber Independents.