Maurizio Bevilacqua


Standing down

Elizabeth May suggests that, in the event of a by-election in Etobicoke Centre, the Greens and NDP should stand down to allow for a straightforward grudge match between Ted Opitz and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


148 to 149

The resignation of Maurizio Bevilacqua became official last week. Postmedia reports Inky Mark’s departure will follow this week. That subtracts a single vote from each side of the C-391 debate. The declarations of Charlie Angus and Glenn Thibeault though add two votes to the no side.


Team play

As Chantal Hebert advises the Liberal leader to find a new economic voice, Bruce Anderson advised some weeks ago a greater emphasis on the shadow cabinet this fall, repeating his belief that the Liberals are in need of a new finance critic.

The inexperienced lifer

Do MPs generally have too little experience or too much?


Gun registry math

When Bill c-391, an act to repeal the long-gun registry, came to a vote on second reading last November, it was passed by a count of 164-137. Those 164 votes in favour included 143 Conservatives, 12 New Democrats, eight Liberals and one independent.


The Conservative-Liberal coalition

Two months ago, the International Trade Minister happily watched as Scott Brison negotiated directly with Colombia to complete a free trade deal. This week, the Immigration Minister happily accepts Maurizio Bevilacqua’s amendments to the immigration reform bill.

Fixing the refugee mess

With Liberal support likely, Kenney’s move looks like a winner


Taking aim at Ignatieff

The first shot in the coming Tory war to define their opponent


The Commons: The show trial of Ruby Dhalla

The nannies detail mental torture and physical stress; Dhalla denies it, brags about their basement apartment


You stay classy, Ron Cannan

The Conservative MP—”The voice of Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa”—rose immediately after Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua had delivered a statement on the earthquake in Italy this afternoon and announced to the House the following.


Your Team Iggy starting line-up

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The Commons: Stubborn Stéphane

Neither cowardly nor spineless, this man is most certainly a mule