MPs in the House of Commons have passed the Liberal government’s Budget Implementation Act following a filibuster by the federal Conservatives that lasted several weeks.

The NDP and Liberals voted against the opposing Tories and Bloc Quebecois to pass Bill C-47 through the House of Commons by a vote of 177-146, sending it to the Senate chamber.

The omnibus budget bill has been a source of contention between the Liberals and Conservatives, as the latter says it amounts to introducing “$60 billion of inflationary deficits” at a time when inflation and interest rates are running historically high.

The Conservatives began delaying the bill’s passage through a parliamentary committee in mid-May and continued to do so once it proceeded to debate in the House.

Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre gave a speech that lasted for nearly four hours on the evening of June 7 to prevent MPs from voting on the budget’s passing.

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