Conservative Senators Stand Up For Fishery - Bill C-68 approved in Senate with Conservative amendments
Conservative Senators Stand Up For Fishery
Bill C-68 approved in Senate with Conservative amendments
June 7, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, passed third reading yesterday in the Senate, with the inclusion of amendments put forward by Conservative Senators.
“As a New Brunswicker, I am proud to stand up for the fishing industry,” said Senator Rose-May Poirier. “This Act should never have been an omnibus Bill, but faced with a majority of Trudeau-appointed Senators, we have done our best to make changes that will be helpful to the fishery, as well as our local energy industry.”
In total, five amendments presented by Conservative Senators were adopted by the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and the Senate as a whole. There were 36 amendments total, 28 of which came from the Government.
The Bill will now go back to the House of Commons, where the Trudeau Liberals will decide if they accept the Conservative amendments or not. The message from the House of Commons on this Bill will then come back to the Senate for review and, ultimately, a vote on whether to approve the legislation or not.