Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez says the Conservatives are blocking the passage of “progressive legislation” put forward by the minority Liberals before MPs close up for the summer.
Rodriguez stated at a press conference today that it is critical to set politics aside and move forward with debate and voting on vital legislation such as Bill C-6, which would prohibit LGBTQ reparative therapy.
There are eight days remaining on the House of Commons’ sitting calendar for MPs to vote and discuss critical measures that have not yet made it to the Senate, such as one that would create legally binding greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives.
Rodriguez criticized Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives for impeding progress and attempting to “block the majority’s will” in the House of Representatives.
With just an election looming before Parliament reconvenes in the fall, any bills that aren’t passed by the House of Commons and Senate in the time remaining would expire.
Rodriguez is urging the Bloc Quebecois, the New Democratic Party, and the Greens to “defeat” the Conservatives.
The elected lower house of the bicameral parliaments of the United Kingdom and Canada is known as the House of Commons. The Commons in the United Kingdom and Canada have far greater legislative authority than the purportedly upper house of parliament.