Bill C-377

Canadian Labour Congress

TO: Members of the CLC Canadian Council

Greetings,

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.

Please ask your locals to e-mail and call Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan (claude.carignan; 613-992-0240 or 1-800-267-7362) and Conservative senators saying this is outrageous.

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?

n solidarity,

for Hassan Yussuff, President

rc/cope225

CLC

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