Marathon Vote Ends, MPs Head Home, Leaving Marijuana Bill Amendments in Limbo

Article by David Maher and Rachel Aiello, CTV News

The marathon session of voting in the House of Commons that lasted through Thursday night and into Friday morning has ended.

Following the nearly 12 hours of votes, MPs agreed to end proceedings and call it a day.

The continuous voting was being used as a procedural tactic by the Conservatives in an effort to have the government release a breakdown of how much its carbon pricing will cost Canadians.

The voting ended without that occurring.

The nearly 200 votes were on the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, making each a confidence vote as it dealt with budgetary measures. This that made it imperative for the Liberals to keep a full bench of MPs to make sure they win each one.

“It is important to send a clear signal to the government that we want clarification about the Liberal government tax,” said Conservative MP Gerard Deltell on his way in to the Commons late Thursday.

“We have the document, but instead of sending the truth to Canadians, they hide some important information. We want to know what will be the price of the Liberal government tax to each and every Canadian, that’s why we’re here.”

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