Economy

Ominous omnibus budget bill will impact millions

Publication Source: 
Toronto Star
Author: 
R. Michael Warren

The New Democrats, Liberals and Green Leader Elizabeth May put forward more than 800 amendments to this “Trojan Horse Bill” in an effort to force the government to remove the “non-budget” sections for separate consideration.

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Omnibus budget bill turning into a high-stakes Commons sleepover

Publication Source: 
Postmedia News
Author: 
Jason Fekete

May says Bill C-38 is "an attack by stealth on 70 different laws" and that the government was asking for hundreds of opposition amendments by stuffing so many sweeping changes into one bill.

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Speaker curtails marathon vote on ‘Frankenstein’ budget bill

Publication Source: 
The Globe and Mail
Author: 
Gloria Galloway and Daniel Leblanc

he NDP and Liberals have introduced hundreds of amendments to delete clauses of the 425-page Bill C-38 and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has introduced more than 300 substantive amendments that would change the wording of clauses – something she is permitted to do because she is not allowed to sit on House committees.

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The opposition shares the blame for creating omnibus bill mess

Publication Source: 
National Post
Author: 
John Ivison

The Speaker could have spared them the ordeal, had he sided with Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader, who claimed that the budget bill had not been brought forward in proper form and should be set aside

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Feds plan to limit debate twice on sweeping omnibus budget bill this week

Publication Source: 
The Hill Times
Author: 
Tim Naumetz

"They say they're focused like a laser,' I say they're focused like an obsessive mania' that requires psychiatric help," Green Party Leader and MP Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.) told The Hill Timesafter her groundbreaking attempts, as the sole MP for a political party, to amend the 425-page bill paved the way for a marathon of voting to take place in the Commons beginning Wednesday night.

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I ask you vote no to Bill C-38 in its entirety

Publication Source: 
Whitehorse Star
Author: 
Marianne Darragh

Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party and member for Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C., has raised a point of order asking the Speaker of the House of Commons to reject the omnibus bill, based on Standing Order 68(3), which states, "No bill may be introduced either in blank or in an imperfect shape."

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With Island's Elizabeth May at Vangaurd, opposition parties deploy amendments deluge to stall Tory omnibus

Publication Source: 
The Vancouver Sun

OTTAWA — Green Party leader Elizabeth May will be front and centre Monday as the opposition pulls out all the stops in its bid to alter the much-maligned Conservative omnibus budget bill.

Without official party status and the ability to sit on parliamentary committees, May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, is one of the few MPs who can introduce new substantive amendments during the report stage and with support from the Liberals, she’s planning to put forward upwards of 200 of them.

“This is a double-edged sword for me,” May has said.



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Elizabeth May's work works for some

Publication Source: 
Peninsula News Review
Author: 
Ion Buicliu

Not all constituents hold economic success as the only marker of a government’s performance.

The Wi-Fi and smart meters are issues that may affect all of us, Greens or not.

The moratorium on oil tanker transport must remain in place, again, not only for May’s constituents’ benefit.

The Green Party views are largely respected and demand a growing audience in this country, although small in comparison to other countries.

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Harper's Budget Has Dutch Disease

Hello to all.

In response to yesterday's budget, readers (and the government) would be well advised to read this short article

http://www.answers.com/topic/dutch-disease

Narcissistic technophilia.

Technophilia is described in various sources as a strong enthusiasm for technology.

But what many of our species display goes far beyond enthusiasm.

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