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  • September 15, 2014

    Welcome Back to Parliament!

    For some, the first day of school signals the official end of summer. For us, it’s the first day the House of Commons is back in session. That’s today! For democracy watchers, what does the coming session have in store?
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    Friday Fill(ibuster): Parliamentary Perusal

    With the sitting of the House of Commons resuming next week, we've got links and content about the Reform Act, party discipline, opposition leaders and so much more great parliamentary stuff!

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