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Apr 20, 2015
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The MPs are back and there will be lots of noise

Karl Nerenberg
The House of Commons returns after a two-week break. There will be a (late) budget, questions arising out of the Duffy trial, sale of the Wheat Board and much more.
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Apr 2, 2015
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Four things to watch while Parliament is on break

Karl Nerenberg
A budget is coming; there is an extension of war in Iraq (and Syria); Harper's team agrees to at least some changes to C-51; and the IRB has been unfair to the Roma. All in a day's political work.
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Oct 17, 2014

What happens in Parliament from now to December matters

Karl Nerenberg
The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.
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Sep 12, 2014

Is the EI cut a 'job credit'? Try 'job killer'

David Macdonald
Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."

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