New Democrats pitch plan to make government info available by default

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April 17, 2014

On the eve of the looming Easter long weekend New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat and Charmaine Borg hit the Centre Block press theatre to share the details of a new plan to improve government transparency by making information "available by default."

Also doing the media rounds on the Hill this morning: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples national chief Betty Ann Lavallee, who will outline the potential impact that today's Federal Court of Appeal decision in Daniels vs. Canada could have on Métis and non-Status Indians.

Outside the precinct, New Democrat democratic reform critic Charlie Angus heads to Georgetown, where he'll make a public plea for local Conservative MP Michael Chong to vote against the government's proposed rewrite of Canada's election laws.


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Jim Flaherty to be remembered by friends, family at Toronto cathedral

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April 16, 2014

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Jim Flaherty will descend on St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto this afternoon, where they will pay tribute to the former finance minister at a state funeral. In attendance will be Governor General Dav...
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Smaller parties join forces to fight proposed election law changes

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April 15, 2014

From the Animal Alliance to the Marxist-Leninists to the Rhinos, some of Canada's lesser-known registered political parties have joined forces to combat the government's bid to rewrite the country's election laws.Hit the jump for the full post.
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Tom Mulcair takes election bill fight to Trinity Spadina

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April 15, 2014

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair hits the pre-byelection hustings of Trinity -- Spadina, where he'll kick off the day with an announcement on his party's efforts to block what it has dubbed "the Unfair Elections Act" before heading out for a round of...
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New Democrats pitch plan to make government info available by default

By
April 17, 2014

On the eve of the looming Easter long weekend New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat and Charmaine Borg hit the Centre Block press theatre to share the details of a new plan to improve government transparency by making information "available by default."

Also doing the media rounds on the Hill this morning: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples national chief Betty Ann Lavallee, who will outline the potential impact that today's Federal Court of Appeal decision in Daniels vs. Canada could have on Métis and non-Status Indians.

Outside the precinct, New Democrat democratic reform critic Charlie Angus heads to Georgetown, where he'll make a public plea for local Conservative MP Michael Chong to vote against the government's proposed rewrite of Canada's election laws.


Hit the jump for the full post. 


Read More »

Jim Flaherty to be remembered by friends, family at Toronto cathedral

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April 16, 2014

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Jim Flaherty will descend on St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto this afternoon, where they will pay tribute to the former finance minister at a state funeral. In attendance will be Governor General Dav...
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