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The Secret Trade Treaty You Need to Know About

In June, 2013, the 300 strong Hupacasath First Nation launched a court action with the Federal Court to stop ratification of a proposed 31-year trade treaty that, among other things, gives Chinese companies unprecedented power over Canadian resources. The Chief Justice of the Federal Court presided over the hearings, and a decision will be made by the end of August, or in early September.
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Nine (More) Reasons to Be Concerned About Bill C-38

Bill C-38 as a whole was introduced and steamrolled through parliament in a way that undermines our parliamentary democracy. Not only does it stand in contempt of parliament, it denies the public the right to information. I will now address nine primary areas of procedural, process, and constitutional concern in regard to C-38 -- though there are many more.
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24 Hours Of Consecutive Voting?

OTTAWA - The Conservatives' controversial omnibus budget bill is so big, not even the Library of Parliament could digest it all.At more than 400 pages, Bill C-38 pokes into almost every nook and crann...
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Elizabeth May: Exposing the Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I'm starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that's only because...I'm a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech -- one of the greatest pieces of parliamentary argument we've seen in a Ottawa since forever.
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Tories To NDP On Budget Bill: NOPE

OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs have begun slipping procedural knots over Parliament in a bid to prevent the Harper government from speedily passing its massive budget implementation bill.The NDP triggered...
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NDP Wants Huge Budget Bill Broken Up

OTTAWA - The NDP wants the government's omnibus budget bill broken up to allow more detailed scrutiny.They say the bill is supposed to be budget legislation, but much of it deals with changes to the e...