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Dead on the order paper

by Archives September 16, 2008

When the Harper Conservatives left government on Sept. 7, they didn’t just walk out on the idea of fixed election dates – they also abandoned more than 85 prospective bills that were awaiting passage.
Thirty-five outstanding bills were left in limbo when Parliament was dissolved on Sept. 7.
Among the bills that died on the order paper were a number of high profile and controversial changes to the copyright act, increased regulation for natural health products and a law that would shorten senate terms.
The bills were automatically killed when Governor Micha

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