But opposition MPs say feds listened to business, not creative interests, and that if Senate doesn’t amend the bill, it could be open to court challenges.
The NDP flew solo last week in an effort to force the feds to split up the bill. NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen says his party has no obligation to consult other parties.
But Environment Minister Peter Kent says the government is moving beyond Kyoto Protocol.
Green Leader Elizabeth May argues the NEB has always had the capacity to overrule findings by any of the review panels it establishes for projects such as the Northern Gateway, but the Budget Implementation Bill will assure investors that regardless of what happens, the Harper government will have the power to override any decision.
But government says ‘responsible resource development is a cornerstone’ of the budget.
The government will move on the budget implementation bill and on trade and copyright bills.
And how the next chapter is written could be crucial to determining its long-term fate, says Tory pundit Tim Powers.
The government’s budget motion, which lays out how it will spend $255-billion this year, gets a filibuster in the Commons.
Critics say last week’s budget falls short of the necessary funds needed to seriously address education and health issues for Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
They’re on: Cabinet ministers set to sell the ‘quintessential political document of every government.’
Ainsley Muller of Express Pardons Canada says the feds’ crackdown on pardons on certain offences ‘doesn’t make any sense.’