October 28th, 2013

NDP tables motion to split the budget

New Democrats urge the Conservative government to remove articles relating to the establishment of a new regime for permanent residency in Canada from the budget bill so that it can be thoroughly studied.

Official Opposition critic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds – Dollard) tabled the following motion in the House of Commons:

  • “That notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, clauses 290 to 293 related to establishing a new regime for permanent residency in Canada, be removed from Bill C-4, a second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, and do compose Bill C-9; that Bill C-9 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration; that Bill C-4 retain the status on the Order Paper that it had prior to the adoption of this Order; that Bill C-4 be reprinted as amended; and that the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel be authorized to make any technical changes or corrections as may be necessary to give effect to this motion.”