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Omnibus Bills

Published on 18 November 2014
Your Question Period by Senator Jane Cordy

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 Hon. Jane Cordy:

Honourable senators, my question today comes from Brad Wiebe of Winnipeg, Manitoba. His question is:

In recent years, extremely important changes to Canadian statute law have been made through legislative amendments inserted into massive budget bills. Due to the largesse and the method by which they have been passed through Parliament, Canadians have had little opportunity to publicly debate these bills and the legal changes heaped into them. When will the government stop this practice, group amendments together in a more efficient way, and allow for public debate on its legislative agenda?


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