Vote topic

That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, because it:

( a) weakens Canadians’ confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes democratic process by concentrating changes to over 60 pieces of legislation in one omnibus 400 page bill under the guise of a budgetary bill;

( b) continues to roll back Canadian environmental protection measures by gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act and further weakens the Fisheries and Canadian Environmental Assessment Acts;

( c) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery;

( d) reduces much needed job-creating tax credits for Scientific Research and Experimental Development; and

( e) creates a two-tiered workforce in the public sector that discriminates against new hires.“.

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  • Yes 128
  • No 156
  • Green Liberal Bloc NDP
  • Conservative