Though the Conservatives rejected similar entreaties by the NDP last month, the Liberals hope the prospect of several hundred votes will now convince the government to spit the budget bill. Specifically, the Liberals want the following removed from C-38.
Changes to EI that will damage seasonal industries and tear apart communities
Changes to the qualifying age for Old Age Security, that will force millions of Canadians to take two extra ‘Harper years’ before they can retire
Changes to fisheries regulations that will destroy fish habitat and wreak havoc on coastal communities
Changes to environmental legislation that will wipe out 50 years of progress and hinder sustainable resource development