Jean-Luc Desroches🌹🇨🇦 🍊 Profile picture
(He/him) Socialist, opinions are my own, software developer. #NDP Kitchener-Centre Justice Internationale Member: https://t.co/fSda81Rx08
23 Feb
I'm getting really tired of MP's that don't seem to understand how the government works? Let's talk briefly about Bill c-213 by @NDP @MPJulian and why it is important to pass in parliament, what it does, and why it is written the way it is.
First what is a "Private Members Bill", this is a bill, brought forward by an individual sitting member of Parliament. In Canada, there are limits on the scope of what the bill can do, and most importantly, such a bill CANNOT contain provisions on spending. This is important.
What does Bill C-213 do? parl.ca/DocumentViewer…
The bill sets a COMMITMENT to pass a seperate bill, that separate bill would be the one to actually enact pharmacare, the bill is written this way because of the above limitations, c-213 can't deal with funds, so, it loopholes this
Read 12 tweets