May determined to thwart Bill C-38

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Author: David Hutton

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said she will make every attempt to thwart the sweeping overhaul of Canadian law laid out in the omnibus budget bill in the coming week.

“This is a fight to ensure Canadians live in a democracy,” she told a packed conference hall at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Saskatoon.

May and the Liberals plan on a test of parliamentary endurance to delay the passage of the 425-page Bill C-38, which would overhaul environmental protection and fisheries laws, streamline reviews for major natural resource projects, make it more difficult for Canadians receiving EI to refuse work and earmark funds for the Canada Revenue Agency to scrutinize the political activities of charities, among dozens of other changes.

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