05/09/2012 03:33 EDT | Updated 07/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Wednesdays with @Kady replay: a climbdown - but no budget deal

There's always plenty to chat about with Kady O'Malley.

On Wednesdays, CBCNews.ca's Politics blogger convenes a "people's caucus" to discuss and debate the issues of the week, so far.

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney came out of Tory caucus on Wednesday morning to announce amendments to the Harper government's controversial omnibus refugee bill, C-31.

But just as the chat began, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan told reporters there would be no deal with the NDP to split or allow additional review or debate on C-38, the massive budget implementation bill.

We discussed and debated this curious day of legislative tactics.

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