However, the party was surprised late Monday to find that the motion also contains a possible poison pill: a reference to tax measures that will go into effect should Parliament approve separate legislation on a free trade agreement with Colombia.Nope. Recommend this Post
The NDP is adamantly opposed to the trade pact due to Colombia's record of human rights abuses.
Supporting the ways and means motion would not prevent New Democrats from voting later against the trade pact. But the party must decide whether it wants to be seen to be facilitating the trade deal in any way (emphasis mine).
Monday, September 14, 2009
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