Thursday, September 25, 2014

We Get Shot Down North Of The Border

In Canada the House of Commons the Speaker of the House of Commons quashed a hate crime bill to protect us, in a commentary in the Halifax Chronicle Herald they wrote…
On Monday, Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, killed a vote to extend hate crime protection to transgender people, citing an obscure parliamentary rule.
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He has taken a strictly minimalist interpretation of his job. On Monday, the Speaker wouldn’t even allow a vote on hate crimes protection for transgender people because, technically, the House would be repeating itself. The House had already approved this policy, but it is stalled in the Senate. So Randall Garrison, the NDP MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, tried another route: adding it to the government’s omnibus cyberbullying bill.
It seems that the conservatives behave the same on both sides of the border.

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