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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is urging "free-thinking" Conservative MPs to vote against the government's proposed changes to how Canadian elections are run. Mulcair says there are Conservatives who talk about parliamentary reform, and he wants to see them
MPs were told by NHS staff that while some GPs liked Choose and Book, many did not, and that not all appointment slots were available on it. Photograph: MBI /Alamy The NHS is quietly ditching an electronic booking system for outpatient appointments,
The government is preparing to shut down debate on its controversial bid to rewrite Canada's election laws. Just one day and a little more than two hours after consideration of the now-amended fair elections act bill got underway in the House of
Parliamentary membership may have its privileges, but freebies from federally funded institutions would not, it seems, appear to be among them, according to documents tabled in the House of Commons this week. Just three organizations have provided
NewsApp NewsApp (Free) Read news as it happens Available on Rediff News All News T he 28-member European Union's ban on the import of Indian mangoes will figure in a debate in Britain's House of Commons next week, amidst widespread criticism of
The Conservative bill to tighten up election laws has made it through the final stages of review at a House of Commons committee, and things are getting ugly. After long hours of scrutiny of the Fair Elections Act's many clauses, only two technical
Sympathetic though he may be to the plight of Prairie farmers, Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer, a Saskatchewan MP, has blocked the government's efforts to force rail companies to compensate producers "adversely affected" by the recent grain transport
EDT Off the court Re Out Of Bounds, Banned For Life (April 30): With the repugnant Donald Sterling properly exiled from the NBA, I offer a bit of jaw-dropping NBA history. The February, 1966, issue of Sport Magazine features a John Devaney piece
PA The controversial speakership of John Bercow won an important endorsement when parliament's most senior official announced his retirement with a declaration that the House of Commons is scrutinising the government more effectively than ever.
Today, on the eve of a Commons vote on the HS2 Hybrid Bill, I hope that fellow MPs from across the House will take a long, clinical look at the arguments for a high-speed railway to Birmingham and admit that this project simply does not make sense.