Tories Budget Bill

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...

'No Surprises' In Next Budget Bill: Flaherty

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty put on his best poker face Wednesday as he insisted the Conservative government's next budget implementation bi...

Is MP Pension Reform Just A Ruse?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition MPs support slashing their generous pensions but they fear the Harper government is plotting a way to compel them to vote against ...

Tories Target MP Pensions

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

The government will include reform of the generous pension plan for members of Parliament in a second omnibus budget bill to be tabled next week, CBC ...

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...