Independent thought alert

John Ivison detects discomfort over the government’s latest back-to-work legislation.

Some Conservative MPs who voted through back-to-work legislation were also uncomfortable about the rush to get involved. “This is quite different from Air Canada, which could have gone bankrupt and stranded tens of thousands of people,” said one MP. “We should let the process run its course. If they don’t find a solution in the medium term – say two to three weeks – then step in. It’s only been a week.”

The House is scheduled to vote this afternoon on yesterday’s motion to limit debate on the CP Rail bill. The House will then proceed to the actual bill and is expected to sit through the night to pass the legislation.