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Tories threaten to table thousands of amendments and delay rise of House of Commons

BY The Canadian Press, Dec 6, 2023 7:27 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The Conservatives are delivering a taste of their plan with the introduction of as many as 20,000 amendments to an 11-page government bill that aims to create sustainable jobs as part of the transition to a net-zero emissions economy.(Photo :The Canadian Press)

The official Opposition is threatening to delay government work and hold up billions of dollars in spending if the Liberal government doesn't drastically revise its carbon-pricing plan.

The Conservatives are delivering a taste of their plan with the introduction of as many as 20,000 amendments to an 11-page government bill that aims to create sustainable jobs as part of the transition to a net-zero emissions economy.

The natural resources committee is set to go through the amendments, which the Tories believe could take months to vote on individually. The Opposition wants the federal carbon-pricing plan removed from all home heating for families, farmers and First Nations.

The Tories are also eyeing amendments that could delay passage of legislation to implement measures in the government's fall economic statement.

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