May looks to put procedural roadblock in budget bill’s path

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Author: James Munson

Green party leader Elizabeth May issued a point of order in the House of Commons Monday afternoon arguing the contentious omnibus budget bill should be withdrawn.

Her 16-page argument asks Speaker Andrew Scheer to decide whether Bill C-38 was introduced to parliamentarians in an “imperfect shape,” or, in other words, that is not a legitimate omnibus bill as determined by legislative rules.

Using former Speaker rulings, statements from academics and media reports, May’s point of order outlines the definition of a “proper” omnibus bill.

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