Time running out for Liberal legislative agenda, with high-profile bills at back of the queue
The Liberals used time allocation to speed up the controversial changes to the Broadcasting Act last week, but may have a harder time finding partners to pass other key bills before the summer.
Justice Minister David Lametti's landmark bill to scrap mandatory minimum penalties and divert drug possession offenders from jail now faces an improbable path to becoming law. The bill is stuck at second reading in the House of Commons, and facing stiff opposition from the Conservative Party, with few days left before MPs rise for the summer, and a fall election looming. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade