The Conservative Budget Implementation Act 2012 is a trojan horse bill sneaking in hundreds of pages of harmful new measures that:
gut environmental protection
threaten fisheries and other resources
cut public pensions and job standards
reduce democratic accountability
undermine public health care
The Conservatives rejected our NDP proposal to split this massive 425-page bill to permit study and debate. This is a blatant attempt to pass sweeping changes in one vote, without proper oversight or accountability. When he was Leader of the Opposition, Stephen Harper said omnibus budget bills were unprincipled. Now he does the same thing he used to criticized.
So as your Official Opposition, we are holding our own budget review sessions across Canada. And we want to hear from you. Go to http://budget2012.ndp.ca/ and let Stephen Harper know what you think!