Peter Van Loan

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Everything's Going To Be Fine: Oliver

OTTAWA - Canada's economy is diverse enough to weather a slump in oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Oliver insisted Monday as one of his cabinet counterparts hinted the Conservatives may need their rai...
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Backbench MPs Are CRUSHING It

OTTAWA - Epilepsy, human trafficking, wine, autism, prize fighting — those are just a few of the topics covered by private member's bills and senate public bills passed into law by the current Parliam...
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Err... <em>How</em> Many Jobs?

OTTAWA - Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is using the return of Parliament to boast about the Conservatives' economic track record — but OECD figures cast a small doubt over his claim that Cana...
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What Will Dominate The Tory Agenda

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they'll focus on the economy and the upcoming budget as they return to work in Ottawa after a six-week break. Government House Leader Peter Van Loan says the gov...
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See You In September!

The NDP and Liberals held their final caucus meetings this morning before leaving Ottawa for the summer after MPs voted unanimously last night to wrap up the spring sitting of Parliament. Liberals em...
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2012: Winners and Losers of Canadian Politics

The jet lag has passed and the Christmas decorations (for some of us at least) are put away in storage. With 2013 stretching out before us, let's reflect on the year that was 2012 in Canadian politics. The best and worst political stories, the best and worst politicians and the biggest sellout.
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The Problem With Political Polarization

MPs watched in disbelief last Wednesday as Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan faced-off against his NDP counterpart, Nathan Cullen, and Party Leader Thomas Mulcair. The altercation followed a fairly minor procedural argument. But it reflects a deeper problem. Since the last election, both the Conservatives and the NDP have pursued a strategy of partisan polarization.
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Peter Van Loan Marched to the Beat of No Drum

Everyone is agog over the supposedly big dust up in the House of Commons yesterday, where MP Peter Van Loan marched across the Commons floor to wag his finger at NDP leaders. There was no need to cross over to the NDP side as nothing would be accomplished by doing so. The Official Opposition thought they had caught the government on a technicality and wanted to force another vote which would have further delayed passage of Bill C-45. What is so exciting about that? Why was it necessary for the Conservative House Leader to cross the floor? It is perfectly legitimate for any opposition party to use the full arsenal of tactics available to them to delay or defeat government legislation.
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WATCH: Near-Brawl In House Of Commons

OTTAWA - A verbal dust-up in the House of Commons almost wound up in a bench-clearing brawl.Peter Van Loan, the government's House leader, appeared to set off the incident when he stormed across the f...