Many measures contained in the current Budget Implementation legislation were not even mentioned in the March 29th Budget, and most have absolutely nothing to do with implementing the budget, or follow any coherent principle or logic.

Omnibus bills subvert the Parliamentary process by denying Members of Parliament and the Canadian public the ability to fully study or understand the drastic changes currently being made to our laws without proper study or scrutiny. If passed in current form, this bill would undo decades of environmental law, profoundly degrade the Canadian government’s ability to defend our environment, and give the fossil fuel industry free rein to build pipelines and recklessly expand the oil sands, largely unchecked by environmental regulations or public participation.

This is unacceptable. We must immediately abandon Bill C-38, and ensure that any future legislation on the environment receives adequate study and debate before the appropriate committees without the use of time allocation.