Those who ride out of necessity not out of leisure; those who have to make the choice between a bus ride in the snow and $3 worth of veggies for dinner for their little ones; those who lug their bikes on buses because otherwise their public transit commute to work would be more than 2 hours each way. Those who ride out of necessity, far outnumber the health-conscious and eco-friendly.
Until any significant reform in our democracy puts power in the hands of the people, Mr. Politician on a Bicycle, can you please be the voice of the voiceless in parliament? It’s already great that you’re not rubbing your limousine in our faces, and we don’t expect you to lead us through the final emancipation of the workers, but how about some concrete steps to reduce the marginalization of low income people?
Rick Mercer is so lolz
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Doctor and medical student interrupt Minister Joe Oliver at press conference
Because the Greens do not have official party status in the House of Commons, Ms. May is not given a seat on parliamentary committees. As a tradeoff, she is permitted to propose an unlimited number of amendments to bills that have come back to the House from committees.
“The aim is to create such a substantial logjam that the government will have to negotiate removing the environmental and other non-budgetary matters from Bill C-38,” Ms. May said Monday.
Each vote on an amendment takes 15 minutes, there could be hundreds of amendments, so “you do the math,” she said.
Once the votes start, she will not be able to leave the House. But “I don’t care how I do it,” Ms. May said. “They can take me out of the House on a stretcher.”