Elizabeth May has her fingers crossed the speaker of the house will withdraw the budget bill on Wednesday.
She made a pitch Monday to have the omnibus “budget” Bill C-38 scrapped.
“With a great deal of luck, it’s going to take the speaker being brave, but in law I think my point of order is correct … it was not a stunt,” said May, MP for Saanich Gulf Islands. “It’s a long shot but it’s sound as an argument and I’ve certainly got my fingers crossed. After that if it doesn’t succeed we’re into the war of amendments.”
She raised a point of order that “no bill may be introduced either in blank or imperfect state” and argued that C-38 is not properly an omnibus and should be set aside.
“I think the speaker may rule Wednesday,” she said in a Monday afternoon phone interview.
May posted a video with a personal message here.