Environmental de-regulation. Cuts to Old Age Security and fisheries. Sweeping changes to Employment Insurance. This government’s ‘kitchen sink’ budget bill goes too far on everything, carries with it serious consequences, and sets a dangerous precedent.
That’s why the Liberal Party of Canada was the first to submit its amendments to Bill C-38, tabling the required documentation to delete 503 clauses.
- As Parliamentarians we cannot sit idly by while the Conservatives try to run roughshod over due process.
- Unless the government agrees to make changes – including removing environmental measures from the budget bill – these deletion amendments, combined with amendments from independent members and other parties, have the potential to delay the House of Commons for a very long time, perhaps days.
- The ball is in the government’s court. If they want to avoid a standoff, they must put water in their wine.
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