That is, unless the Official Opposition - or, for that matter, the unofficial opposition that is the Third Party Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois quartet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May or Independents Bruce Hyer and Peter Goldring - still has some sort of procedural gambit up its collective sleeve to stop the clock during the final day allotted for second reading consideration of the behemoth bill.
Outside the Chamber, despite a concerted effort by the government to fast track its much-vaunted food safety bill, it appears that Agriculture intends to spend
at least a few hours going over the fine print with the help of expert witnesses. On the speaking list for today: the Canadian Meat Council, Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Association of Regulated Importers and Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Elsewhere on the committee front, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney goes before Finance
this afternoon to discuss his most recent monetary policy report, with his scheduled hour-long appearance set to be bookended by Parliamentary Budget Office Kevin Page, who will take the floor to share the latest updates to his projections on Canada's economic and fiscal outlook.
Meanwhile, Government Operations
risks vanishing in a puff of Escheresque smoke
by holding a 'feedback session' to question Treasury Board and Finance officials on the government's response to the committee's original report on strengthening the estimates process.
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