Omnibus Budget

What Harper Could Do With the Budget -- But Isn't

Ralph Goodale | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

The Harper Conservatives will force another odious "Omnibus Budget Bill" through the House of Commons this week. For all the verbiage in this budget legislation, the Conservatives are doing little of consequence to deliver what Canadians really need -- i.e., more economic growth and less inequality.

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

Bill C-377: Transparently Anti-Union

Larry Rousseau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

Just as the 2012 budget is dubbed the "jobs and growth" budget while it slashes at least 20,000 jobs from the civil service, Bill C-377 is being presented as a measure to increase transparency and accountability, when it is nothing but an attempt at attacking and distracting a key element of civil society -- labour unions.

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...

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...

Will MPs Show the Courage and Independence Needed to Stop Bill C-38?

Bruce Hyer | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Bruce Hyer

Parliament has never seen such an all-encompassing bill as C-38 in its history. The government has shut down debate in Parliament and refuses to split the bill to allow for proper scrutiny. Ultimately, whether this terrible bill passes or not depends on the mettle of individual Conservative MPs.

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...

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...

Tories To NDP On Budget Bill: NOPE

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs have begun slipping procedural knots over Parliament in a bid to prevent the Harper government from speedily passing its mas...