|TO: Members of the CLC Canadian Council
Today, Conservatives in the Senate gave notice to introduce a motion to change the rules of the Senate in order to ram through Bill C-377 tomorrow (June 26th).
The Conservative motion will limit debate and force closure on C-377. Under the existing rules, this is not allowed for private members’ bills. In other words, they are trying to change the rules to their advantage right in the middle of a democratic debate.
While we know that some Conservative Senators, such as Senator Diane Bellemare, oppose C-377, we must let most Conservative Senators know that they can’t get away with using dirty tricks to subvert democracy and pass bad legislation.
In addition, ask your communications departments to follow the CLC social media feeds.
How dare they change the rules mid-game to pass a bad bill?
for Hassan Yussuff, President