Officially a filibuster
June 23, 2011 11:00 PM Subscribe
While outside Parliament it is 2:00 AM EST, Friday June 24, inside it will remain the "Thursday June 23 Chamberverse" until the Canadian House of Commons rises. Canada's new Official Opposition, the New Democratic party is currently filibustering the Conservative majority government over Bill C-6 - An act to provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services brought forward to force postal workers at Canada Post, an arms-length Crown Corporation back to work.
Length of speeches, pursuant to Standing Order 43:
The Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Minister moving the motion and the Member replying immediately after the Minister — unlimited time and speeches are subject to a 10-minute question and comment period.
All other Members — 20 minutes maximum and speeches are subject to a 10-minute question and comment period.
Closure — notice given Tuesday, June 21, 2011, pursuant to Standing Order 57.
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