Jun. 23, 2005

A "Good thing:" For a Change :-)

Bill C-48 passed in late night sitting
Last Updated Thu, 23 Jun 2005 23:53:19 EDT
CBC News

The Liberals scored a quick and decisive victory on Thursday night, catching the Conservatives off guard and passing their controversial Bill C-48.

The bill passed third reading by a vote of 152 to 147. Losing the vote would have automatically triggered a federal election.

With a number of Conservative members missing, the Liberals moved a motion to cut off debate and bring the bill to a vote. C-48 is the NDP amendment to the budget that adds a further $4.6 billion in social spending and the Conservatives were dead set against it.

But the Liberal tactic worked and the Conservatives were outflanked and defeated."

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