Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, because it:
(a) introduces income splitting and supersized Tax-Free Savings Account measures that will primarily benefit the wealthy few while wasting billions of dollars;
(b) does not introduce a $15 per hour minimum wage or create a universal, affordable childcare program, both of which would support the working and middle class families who actually need help;
(c) leaves Canadian interns without protections against excessive working hours, sexual harassment, and an unending cycle of unpaid work;
(d) sets a dangerous precedent for Canadians’ right to know by making retroactive changes to absolve the government of its role in potential violations of access-to-information laws; and
(e) attacks the right to free and fair collective bargaining for hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers.”.
Debate arose thereon.