Bill C 45

WATCH: Chiefs Get In Parliament Scuffle Over Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Efforts by opposition parties to amend the Conservative government's latest omnibus budget bill culminated with around six hours of voting Tu...

What's Buried in the Tories' Omnibus Bill

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The Conservative government recently introduced C-45, an omnibus bill containing provisions to create a two-tier public sector workforce in this country. Buried in the bill is a provision to raise the age of retirement for all public employees hired after January 1, 2013

WATCH: Mercer Blasts Harper And Tories On Water

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Rick Mercer delivered a scathing critique of the Harper government's water policies on Tuesday night. On the "Rick Mercer Report," the CBC comedian...

What the Omnibus Bill and XL Foods Have in Common

Ralph Goodale | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

The Harper Conservatives are ramming another "omnibus" budget Bill (C-45) through Parliament. Coupled with "closure" to kill debate, it's all designed to be so humongous, convoluted and fast that no Parliament could possibly scrutinize the details and expose all the mistakes. (Sort of like the inspection system the Conservatives are responsible for at XL Foods -- a lot of contamination got through.)

Tories Limit Debate On Omnibus Budget Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Just one week after introducing it, the Conservative government is moving to fast-track its controversial omnibus budget bill.The House of Co...

Tory's Massive Budget Bill Gets Dissected

CBC | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian government is backing down slightly on its mammoth budget implementation bill and has agreed to send it to 10 different committees for st...

Omnibus Outrage

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Government calls it making way for business. Outraged foes call it the slicing and dicing of environmental protection and any remaining trust...

Surprise! Tories And Opposition Make Deal On MP Pensions

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition parties were declaring a victory of sorts over the federal goverment's omnibus bill Friday after persuading the Conservatives to a...

What's In The Second Omni-Budget Bill?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Politics

Bill C-45, the second omnibus budget bill from the Conservative government, is a massive 450-page document. Changes to MP and public service pensi...

Cuts To MP Pensions, But Not Until Later

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says planned changes to the pension plan for members of Parliament won't take effect until after the next elect...

Flaherty Refuses To Break Up Second Massive Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Call it Freedom 2015.Current members of Parliament could easily escape pension changes announced Thursday that will see MPs pay a lot more in...