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C-38: What now?


 

I’m told that Elizabeth May’s amendments to the budget bill now number more than 300. Peter Van Loan’s office says of the thousand clause deletions proposed by the New Democrats and Liberals, there are 571 that don’t overlap and the Bloc MPs apparently have 22 amendments.

C-38 will return to the House on Monday at noon. At that time, the Speaker is expected to announce which of the amendments and clause deletions will be voted on and how (some could be grouped together for a single vote). The House will then debate the budget bill. How long that debate lasts depends on how many people wish to speak to it and whether the government moves to limit debate. Eventually the House will proceed to the votes and a marathon of some length will ensue.

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C-38: What now?

  1. This is a bad idea. Harper is trying to steel our country from us. This isn’t the start and it certainly isn’t the end. Harper and his Cons are nothing more than organized crime. They should be arrested and locked away.

  2. “…
    the Speaker is expected to announce which of the amendments and clause deletions will be voted on and how (some could be grouped together for a single vote).”

    Yeah, as in “We will now vote to accept or reject all 503 NDP motions.” Any wagers?

  3. Wait, we vote on all the amendments and THEN decide if its out of order? Shouldn’t the Speaker rule on the point of order before all of that?

    • My assumption is that he will. (Or, put another way, it would seem to me that it stands to reason he will rule before the votes.)

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