Round and round on the bus

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen said the NDP are struggling with the latest Omnibus Budget Bill.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen said the NDP are struggling with the latest Omnibus Budget Bill.

Once again, the Harper government has introduced a budget bill full of a number of different changes to different acts, and then voted to shut down debate on the budget.

Cullen said out of thousands of proposed amendments, the government has left the bill intact.

“The government so far hasn’t changed a single period or comma on the bill that we can find,” he said.

As Cullen spoke to reporters, he was heading to the 31st vote to shut down debate in parliament since the government took office.

“They’re setting all kinds of records that no government should want to set,” said Cullen.

The Omnibus Bill introduces changes brought in with the Navigable Waters Act which Cullen said remove protection for streams and rivers in the riding, leaving only the Skeena River still protected under the act.

Cullen is also introducing a private members bill which would extend the Northern Tax credit to Haida Gwaii.

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