A month-long Conservative committee filibuster of cabinet’s budget bill has spilled into the House of Commons. MPs on Friday voided a whole day’s worth of debate on Bill C-47 as cabinet fumed.
“I find it shameful and disgusting,” said Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), parliamentary secretary to the Government House Leader. “The Conservative Party continues to play the role of a destructive force on the floor of the House of Commons.”
Conservatives protested the 2023 budget A Made In Canada Plan projects spending a half trillion dollars a year with ongoing deficits through 2028. Debt interest charges this year total $43.9 billion, almost equivalent to $49.4 billion federal spending on health care.