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:: PoliticsWatch News Archive June 2007

MPs want secrecy lifted from drug review process
(June 25, 2007)

Canada's Common Drug Review is coming under fire from politicians in all parties who are calling for more transparency. PoliticsWatch examines the issue.

PM declares spring sitting a success
(June 22, 2007)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday the spring sitting of Parliament has been a success, but the opposition parties say Harper lost the trust of Canadians over the last few months.  Read more about this and what's happening in the House in PoliticsWatch's weekly Legislative Update feature.

Government advertising spending balloons under Harper Conservatives
(June 21, 2007)

Preliminary figures  show the Conservative government spent $71.5 million on government advertising in the last fiscal year. That amount is 74 per cent greater than the $41 million spent in the Liberals' last fiscal year. 

Canadian MPs head home for summer
(June 20, 2007)

The House will  adjourn early for the summer Wednesday evening after the four parties finally reached a deal  that gives the government the power to recall the House in the event the Liberal controlled Senate amends a crucial budget bill. 

Canadians can sleep well despite suicide bomb threats: Day
(June 19, 2007)

Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day downplayed but did not dismiss an American television report showing a team of Taliban suicide bombers who are reportedly coming to Canada.

Harper forced to defend lumber deal
(June 18, 2007)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was grilled in question period on Monday after weekend reports that Ottawa is considering making concessions on softwood lumber to avoid litigation with the U.S.

House enters final week before summer recess
(June 15, 2007)

With one more week to go before the House recesses for summer attention will focus on the budget implementation bill's movement in the Senate.  Read more about this and what's happening in the House in PoliticsWatch's weekly Legislative Update feature.

Opposition accuses PMO of using "rough house" tactics
(June 14, 2007)

The work at the environment committee came to a halt on Thursday after the Conservative chair resigned prompting opposition MPs to blame the PMO for interfering.   

Dion downplays Senate budget showdown
(June 13, 2007)

Liberal leader Stephane Dion and Liberal senators were giving mixed messages Wednesday about the importance of the Senate amending or delaying the budget implementation bill that includes changes to the Atlantic Accord.  

Opposition concerned Parliament may not be back come September
(June 8, 2007)

Despite government denials, the opposition House leaders say they wouldn't be surprised if Parliament's return date is pushed back this fall by the government.  Read more about this and what's happening in the House in PoliticsWatch's weekly Legislative Update feature.

Meeting celebs not Harper's "schtick"
(June 7, 2007)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper explained to reporters at the G8 Summit in Germany on Thursday why he passed up a meeting with U2 singer Bono. 

Nunavut premier warns Harper to keep election promises
(June 7, 2007)

Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik has joined Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams in warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper to keep his election promises or face payback in the next election.  

Tories finished in Atlantic Canada: Liberals
(June 6, 2007)

Top Liberals predicted Wednesday the budget changes to the Atlantic Accord will mean the Tories will lose seats in Atlantic Canada in the next federal election.

Adscam players deny misleading Parliament
(June 6, 2007)

Former Chretien chief of staff Jean Pelletier and bureaucrat Chuck Guite both denied Wednesday they misled a Commons committee investigating the sponsorship scandal in 2004.  

CBC boss grilled about "doctored" photo
(June 5, 2007)

The head of CBC News was asked by MPs Tuesday to explain why an altered photo of the Toronto skyline appeared on the public broadcaster's web site. The photo accompanied a story about the Kyoto accord. 

Tory MP expelled from caucus
(June 5, 2007)

Nova Scotia MP Bill Casey was expelled from the Conservative caucus Tuesday evening after voting against his party's budget bill in the House of Commons. 

Harper attends G8 Summit
(June 4, 2007)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will spend the entire week in Europe where he'll attend the G8 Summit in Germany and meet newly elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.

Guite and Pelletier return to Parliament Hill
(June 1, 2007)

The sponsorship scandal returns to Parliament Hill Wednesday when two key players will appear before the Public Accounts committee to answer questions about discrepancies in their testimony.  Read more about this and what's happening in the House in PoliticsWatch's weekly Legislative Update feature.

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