May 27th, 2013

Shutting down debate: Time number 34

Today, the Conservatives are moving to shut down debate on a 955 page bill on tax changes. Bill C-48 is 427 clauses, and the Conservatives are now pushing for the curtain to be drawn after only a few days.

What did the Conservatives say about this kind of stuff in the past?

“Mr. Speaker, here we go again. This is a very important public policy question that is very complex and we have the arrogance of the government in invoking closure again. When we look at the Liberal Party on arrogance it is like looking at the Grand Canyon. It is this big fact of nature that we cannot help but stare at.” James Moore, House of Commons, December 9, 2002

Canadians deserve better.