December 4, 2012
MPs start mini-marathon budget vote
By Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau
OTTAWA -- MPs began a voting endurance test Tuesday afternoon as Parliament readies to pass the second omnibus budget implementation bill.
The preliminary voting on opposition amendments to Bill C-45 is expected to last some eight hours.
The 450-page plus bill contains a raft of provisions that will change some 60 laws relating to taxes, the oversight of financial markets and the environment, as well as other measures still left to be implemented from the 2012 budget.