Spoiler alert: They're not impressed.
According to party officials, the opposition duo will outline their party's concerns over several aspects of the 458-page bill, including:- Lifting the prohibition on provincial residency requirements, which could restrict access to social assistance for refugee claimants
- Implementing the previously announced Employment Insurance premium freeze for new hires by some small businesses
They will also highlight NDP-backed initiatives that the Conservatives have thus far failed to adopt, including an air passenger bill of rights, stricter limits on credit card fees and a ban on pay-to-pay billing by banks.
Also missing from the bill: any move to give politicians and political parties unfettered use of proprietary news footage in their advertising.
Earlier this month, a leaked cabinet document suggested that the government was planning on using the budget bill to tweak Canada's copyright laws to exempt political parties, candidates and other agents from having to ask permission to make use of that material.
No such provision appears in the current draft of the bill.Suggest a correction