Jun 23, 2021
By Jane Brown
We Canadians are beginning to hear the first real signals of a coming federal election.
“We have seen a level of obstructionism,” Prime Minister Trudeau said on Tuesday.
He is accusing parliament of becoming toxic to his government’s minority agenda, calling out the opposition Conservatives for using procedural delay tactics to stop votes from happening on outstanding pieces of legislation while the House of Commons is poised to break Wednesday for summer.
Conservative MP Michael Chong meantime, says Canada’s institutions are broken under the Trudeau government, pointing to the scandal around former Governor General Julie Payette.
One bill that did pass Tuesday was the Liberals’ proposed ban on the widely condemned practice of trying to change someone’s LGBTQ identity to heterosexual.
The conversion therapy ban passed by a vote of 263-63 with only Conservative MPs, along with former Conservative and now independent MP Derek Sloan, voting against.