Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bill 257 is Dead

The vote is in and Bill 257 has been defeated.

The liberals were split on the issue with many voting in favour of the Bill, but those that voted against were enough to stop this sad piece of legislation in its tracks.

A fitting end to a bad bill proposed by the BQ which would have had much negative impact across the entire country.


Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks heavens. But I understand that the Bloc is planning to reintroduce it with exceptions for essential services which will still be a problem (eg. CN rail strike almost crippled Ontario).

Ardvark said...

Interesting. If the Bloc tries to reintroduce it they would be cutting themselves off at the knees because they (and the unions) have constantly maintained that existing laws on essential services applied over 257 so there was nothing to worry about if it passed.

I am glad this not make it to a third reading.