Opposition introduces own civil unions bill
The NDP’s campaign promises include allowing same-sex couples to wed, allowing women to access the women’s health-care system, protecting a $10-billion budget surplus in five years and reducing tax bills for low-income people by one-third of average household income.
Both of the NDP’s candidates — Olivia Chow and Thomas Mulcair — have promised to bring back an anti-discrimination bill of its own. However, no bill has yet been introduced into Parliament.
The C우리카지노onservatives have vowed to introduce a religious exemption bill, and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the parties would support such legislation, but only if Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau also backed the measure.
In the past, both the Liberals and NDP have tabled legislation — including Bill C-15, the Anti-Terrorism Act — in the House of Commons on the basis that they would pass in the second reading without the addition of religious exemptions.
This isn’t entirely true: All three parties also plan to push a bill through the House of Commons in the fall, after the opposition and the NDP hold the balance of power. That bill has also been referred to committee, however.
But the opposition said Wednesday they do not have a clear understanding of what바카라 constitutes a religious exemption and so their position was not very clear:
“There’s a question mark over whether or not there is an exemption, whether 더킹카지노or not it includes same-sex couples. So there’s a great deal of debate about this. I think the bottom line is that this is a bill that was introduced without the inclusion of religious exemptions because it is very important that it is about religious freedom.”
Duffy said the current legislation would prohibit “any individual from forcing someone to participate in a life-saving situation, including a health care service that could save lives.”
According to Duffy, a bill would require the minister to “publicly reveal how this individual is participating.”
“Any person, not just religious people, will be asked to provide details on this personal activity, which in the case of medical, will include information on this individual’s medical records — medical records that will be kept by their local health care providers,” said Duffy.
A statement from the NDP, written by NDP public safety critic Andrew Thomson, did not provide a response to questions about any religious exemptions: “The NDP’s NDP motion to table a Bill C-15 to protect the rights of individuals in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for anyon