By Aaron Wherry - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 0 Comments
The House of Commons is filling up—the Prime Minister seems to have brought a large stack of paperwork to keep him busy—and voting on C-45 will soon commence. We’ll be here until the end to observer all the sights, sounds, thrills and chills of democracy in motion (specifically the motion of standing and sitting down repeatedly).
3:43pm. The party whips have been duly applauded and the Speaker is now calling the first vote. Thomas Mulcair receives a round of applause as he leads the votes in favour.
3:45pm. If you’d like to follow along with the commentary from the floor, our list of MPs on Twitter is here.
3:47pm. Mr. Harper receives a round of applause as he leads the nays.
3:51pm. The first vote goes to the nays, 156-134.
3:56pm. Michelle Rempel, Pierre Poilievre, Randy Kamp, Mark Adler, Bob Rae, Vic Toews and Ruth Ellen Brosseau are using the time to sign Christmas cards. Greg Rickford is reading Sports Illustrated. Denis Lebel is going through some paperwork. Megan Leslie and Nathan Cullen are fiddling with their iPads.
3:58pm. The second notes goes to the nays, 147-134. Continue…
By Mitchel Raphael - Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1:16 AM - 0 Comments
Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch organized a party for…
Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch organized a party for the Jewish holiday of Purim. The event was hosted Conservative MP Mark Adler.
By Mitchel Raphael - Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7:59 PM - 0 Comments
The Jewish holiday of Succoth saw Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of…
The Jewish holiday of Succoth saw Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of Chabad-Lubavitch set up a sukkah (a temporary dwelling to symbolize what the Jews used when they wandered the dessert for 40 years) in the East Block courtyard.Continue…