Federal minister James Moore shows that the Harper Conservatives aren’t at all bothered by the fact that 1 in 7 children live in poverty in Canada today.
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What a sad day for Canadian politics! All day today, millions of us were entranced by the epic beginning of the struggle against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s draconian Budget Bill C-38. In the meantime, the Conservatives used their majority advantage in the House of Commons to pass Immigration minister Jason Kenney‘s backward-looking legislation, Bill C-31. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act cleared the Commons by a 159-132 vote.
After the vote, the NDP’s immigration and citizenship critic Jinny Sims said on Twitter: “This is taking Canada in the wrong direction.”
“There is nothing in this bill that will
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