The government’s time allocation motion will cut off debate on Bill C-15 after just a few speeches.
Justice Minister David Lametti argued that his government needed to close off debate on Bill C-15 to pre-empt delay tactics from the Conservative opposition. Only one Conservative MP had participated in the debate on Bill C-15 before the government moved its time allocation motion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberal government cut off the second reading debate on its UNDRIP bill on Thursday, successfully moving a time allocation motion for a bill that had only been debated once in the Chamber.
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.