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Omnibudget Liveblog: C-38 goes to committee -- and subcommittee, too!

Both the Finance committee and C-38 subcommittee will kick off independent, but ultimately complementary reviews of the omnibudget bill this afternoon, with overlapping super-sized sessions set to run from 3:30 to 8:30 pm, and 6:30 to 10pm, respectively.  

On the witness list at the main committee: senior officials from virtually every department that will be affected by the legislation, as well as the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Canadians for Tax Fairness, the Grain Growers of Canada, Imagine Canada and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and blogger Vivian Krause, who has written extensively about alleged foreign funding of Canadian environmental charities. 

The subcommittee, meanwhile, will hear from Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association, the Ontario Commercial Fisheries' Association, the Canadian Construction Association, the Mining Association of Canada and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.

Given the conflicting schedules, it is, alas, impossible for one liveblogger to cover both meetings at the same time. Instead, I'm going to try to keep track of both rooms through the ParlVu livestreams, which should allow me to monitor interesting and/or noteworthy events in both rooms. That's the plan, anyway. We'll see how it works. 

Check back at 6:30 pm for full coverage! 

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