PARLIAMENT RESUMES WITH HEFTY AGENDA FOR HARPER CONSERVATIVES

Sep 17, 2012

By Jane Brown

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MPs return to the House of Commons today.

The Harper Conservatives are set to launch another long list of measures designed to cut government spending and change pension plans for M-Ps and federal workers.

Opposition MPs are also trying to set an agenda, focussing on protection for the unemployed and consumers. New Democrat consumer protection critic Glenn Thibeault says his party will continue its push for a gasoline ombudsman who can field complaints about high fuel prices.

“Anti-competitive pricing, an ombudsman, we’ve been pushing that for quite awhile,” says Thibeault. 

The fall session of parliament will include measures that were outlined in the spring budget but didn’t make it into Bill C-38, the budget implementation bill that passed in June.

 

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