Bill c38

Fisheries' Changes Give Ministers Power To Allow Pollution

Andrew Gage | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

In our view, these regulations allow the ministers to authorize a broad range of pollution with few limits or checks and balances. It is natural to fear that the federal government is preparing to abdicate its responsibilities to protect fish from pollution.

Here We Go Again

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's parliamentary engine sputtered back to life with a hyper-partisan bang Monday as the Conservatives sought to tarnish New Democrat Le...

Romney Endorses Harper's Environmental Fast Track -- If Oil Goes To The U.S.

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president of the United States issued his "white paper" on energy policy on Thursday. It calls for an integrated energy market with Canada, the United States and Mexico. Romney also endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's environmental fast track "one project, one review" policy.

MP JEOPARDY: Try Liz May's Budget Quiz

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is challenging Tory MPs to prove their knowledge of their government's sweeping budget implementation legislation. ...

Liz May Challenges Tory MPs To Take Quiz As Budget Bill Passes

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The House of Commons passed the Conservative government's sprawling budget implementation bill on Monday following a final evening of debate....

Althia Raj

Government Accused Of Breaking Law With Budget Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page is warning the federal government that 64 departments and agencies have broken the law by refusing to...

Why Budget Vote Has Tories Running Scared

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After almost 24 hours of bobbing up and down in their seats for votes on the government's budget bill, there's no doubt Conservatives MPs are...

Funniest MP Tweets From Marathon Budget Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

MPs have been burning the candle at both ends as they vote on a deluge of amendments to the Conservatives' controversial omnibus budget bill. Besid...

Omnibus Budget Bill Passes After Marathon Voting Session

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Members of Parliament completed a marathon voting session Thursday night on the Conservative government's budget bill, voting on hundreds of ...

MPs Open Up About Their All-Nighter

CBC | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Members of Parliament will be pulling an all-nighter on Parliament Hill tonight to vote on amendments to the budget implementation bill. Votes will ge...

Round-The-Clock Voting Will Highlight Tory 'Arrogance': Mulcair

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The tongue-in-cheek nickname for the omnibus Conservative budget bill is "the omni-mess" — an opposition sobriquet to describe 400-plus pag...

24 Hours Of Consecutive Voting?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives' controversial omnibus budget bill is so big, not even the Library of Parliament could digest it all.At more than 400 pages...

MPs Face Bathroom Break Dilemma

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No diaper jokes, please, we're parliamentarians.MPs from all parties are steeling themselves for potential back-to-back all-nighters this wee...

It's Going To Be A Long Night In The House

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The parliamentary show of protest over the Conservative government's controversial budget bill will go on, the Speaker of the House of Common...

Elizabeth May Attacks Environmental 'Vandalism' In Tory Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May didn't see the Conservatives' 2012 omnibus budget bill coming.One year ago, she used her first question in t...

Althia Raj

Marathon Showdown In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The Speaker of the House of Commons is giving the green light to more than 800 of the opposition's proposed amendments to the government's so-...

Environmental Groups Fade To Black

CBC | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Organizers of a one-day website blackout say the Harper government is using its majority to force through environmental changes it never ...

Conservatives Don't Mind Eating Their Young

Glen Pearson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Conservative MP David Wilks recently stood up against his own party to oppose Bill C-38, only to renege days later. In his withdrawal he proved once again that in modern Canada the PM, not the citizen voter, is the ultimate arbitrator of all things Canadian. If you eat your young, what will you do with the rest of the country? Thanks to Bill C-38, we're about to find out.

Marc Garneau: Tories 'Abusing Democracy'

CBC | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Members of Parliament were back in Ottawa Monday after a week in their constituencies, and the opposition parties said they heard that Ca...

Tory MP Backtracks On Opposition To Budget Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP says plenty of government backbenchers share opposition concerns about the wide array of controversial measures crammed int...

Opposition Parties Toss Wrench In Tories' Budget Plans

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government will have to scale potentially hundreds of procedural hurdles — erected by three different opposition parties — in ...

NDP Wants Huge Budget Bill Broken Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP wants the government's omnibus budget bill broken up to allow more detailed scrutiny.They say the bill is supposed to be budget legis...

Mulcair, Green Groups Tired Of Tories Cutting Off Debate

CBC | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The NDP says it will no longer stand by and watch as the Conservatives "shut down" debate on its budget bill, as a coalition of environme...

Tories Slammed For Burying Environmental Changes In Budget Bill

CBC | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs are angry with the government for proposing major environmental policy changes in the budget implementation bill introduce...