“Some are better, and some are worst, but in the end they are all the same.”
A question I haven’t heard in the comments on Mr. Trudeau’s action is Why was he out of his chair in the first place? The complete and total hypocrisy of any comments from any member of the Conservative party is lost on them.
Just like what I recommend for dealing with confirmation of appointments should be done for legislation. There is a set period of time for debate. The Commons by super majorities can shorten that debate and by minorities lengthen that debate. Something like this.
- Automatic vote on a bill 180 days after introduction, unless the following
- By a vote of 90% of the full House (303) bill is voted on 30 days after introduction
- By a vote of 75% of the full House (252) 60 days
- By a vote of 67% of the full House (224) 90 days
- By a vote of 60% of the full House (202) 120 days
- By a vote of 50% of the full House (168) 360 days
- By a vote of 33% of the full House (112) 270 days
- By a vote of 25% of the full House (84) 240 days
- By a vote of 10% of the full House (34) 210 days
The Liberals by themselves don’t have the votes to bring a bill to a vote faster then the set 180 days. The opposition combined could set a bill vote back to 9 months after being introduced. The conservatives alone could lengthen the debate to 8 months and the NDP by itself to 7 months. If the Liberals got the agreement of the NDP they could pass a bill 90 days after it being introduced and with the Conservatives 60 days after introduction.
The majority can’t ram through and the minority can’t block.
“The power of democracy is vested in the majority and in the minority it’s principle.” Barry Aulis