CBC News, by Kady O’Malley : September 18, 2013
As the first week of prorogation hits the halfway point, Liberal
MPs hit the Hill en masse for a closed-door caucus confab, which is scheduled to wrap up just after noon, at which point the shuttered House of Commons will, once again, serve as backdrop as Justin Trudeau takes questions from reporters.
Also on the Hill today:
- Representatives from the Justice For Deepan support group hit the Centre Block press theatre to launch a public plea on behalf of Ottawa-born Deepan Budlakoti, who faces deportation to India due to a criminal conviction for weapons and drug-related offences, despite the fact that he has lived in Canada all his life, doesn’t hold Indian citizenship and India itself has stated that it doesn’t want him.
- The Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives release their latest joint report on military procurement, while outside the precinct, Industry Minister James Moore drops by the Chateau Laurier for a lunch speech to the Canadian Club of Ottawa.