Ahhhhhhhhh yes. The Cons are back in town............And who are they taking their orders from?
Government House leader Peter Van Loan said details of the fall legislative agenda will be announced on Monday. Referring to the marathon 24-hour vote
in June, during which Opposition members tried to make amendments to Bill C-38, Van Loan said he expects another long battle over the upcoming budget bill.
“Will I be surprised if they play parliamentary games and obstruction? No, I won’t be,” Van Loan said in an interview
. “I guess we’ll have to deal with that.”
NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen, meanwhile, said that Van Loan has turned down the party's requests to meet with him about the Conservatives' priorities for the fall session.
The Liberal Party warned that the Tories can expect a backlash if the procedure for the second budget bill is similar to that of Bill C-38.
As Parliament reconvenes, Opposition braces for second budget bill | The Vancouver Observer
The Fraser Institute and conservative public figures
The institute has also been an incubator for Canada's leading conservative public figures. Ezra Levant
, a Sun media television host, columnist and author of Ethical Oil
, interned at the Fraser Institute after a fellowship with the Koch Foundation. Levant is now one of the most outspoken proponents of big oil projects in Canada, having given numerous presentations
on economics, as well as a special three-part presentation called "Ethical Oil: Ezra Levant and the Case for Canada's Oil Sands
Former Ethical Oil spokesperson and political commentator Kathryn Marshall
was a development associate at the Fraser Institute.
Wildrose leader Danielle Smith
interned at the Fraser Institute during her twenties, an experience which “imbued her with a passion for Ayn Rand and charter schools”, according to The Walrus Magazine.
She became an intern with the encouragement of Tom Flanagan
, a Fraser Institute senior fellow and Stephen Harper mentor.
The institute's considerable funding from US foundations have stirred no criticism from Ottawa.
Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000 | The Vancouver Observer