Canada C 38

The Secret Trade Treaty You Need to Know About

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

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.

Nine (More) Reasons to Be Concerned About Bill C-38

Irwin Cotler | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

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.

Omnibus Budget Bill Passes After Marathon Voting Session

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Members of Parliament completed a marathon voting session Thursday night on the Conservative government's budget bill, voting on hundreds of ...

Elizabeth May Attacks Environmental 'Vandalism' In Tory Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May didn't see the Conservatives' 2012 omnibus budget bill coming.One year ago, she used her first question in t...

Elizabeth May: Exposing the Fauxmnibus Bill

Mark Crowley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

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.

Tories Slammed For Burying Environmental Changes In Budget Bill

CBC | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs are angry with the government for proposing major environmental policy changes in the budget implementation bill introduced yesterday a...