Debate surrounding the Conservative government’s back-to-work legislation began yesterday morning and continued through the night until daybreak today, as Parliamentarians were still having their say as of 7:30 this morning. The NDP are attempting to buy Canada Post and the union time to negotiate and settle a deal themselves, to avoid being forced back into work, by giving lengthy speeches one after another and chewing up time in the House. The debate can run until all 103 NDP MPs have spoken, at which point they will vote on the bill’s second reading and move to committee of the whole, where MPs have even more time-delaying tactics at their disposal. In the end, the tactics are only effective in stalling for time, as the Conservative government is guaranteed to pass the bill with their majority.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…