Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NDP delays passage of anti-human trafficking bill

C-310 author shocked after securing support of all parties
Conservative MP Joy Smith.
I'm not sure if the New Democratic Party did themselves any favours by delaying a bill that fit right into their political wheelhouse. CCN's eye on Ottawa, Deborah Gyapong, explains in the latest B.C. Catholic article:
Conservative MP Joy Smith expressed shock on Mar. 30 the NDP prevented debate on her anti-trafficking Bill C-310 and delayed the bill from going immediately to the Senate.

Smith had expected the NDP would support her bill as they had at every previous stage. It had just unanimously passed through the Justice Committee with no recommendations.

“I am absolutely stunned by this,” said MP Joy Smith. “Bill C-310 will strengthen Canada’s efforts to combat human trafficking and this should not be a partisan matter. I have worked so hard to secure the support of all parties and have appreciated the support of all MPs for this Bill up until today.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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