Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to speak to the same private member's bill, Bill C-350, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders). The bill would require that any monetary amount awarded to an offender pursuant to a legal action or proceeding be paid to victims and other designated beneficiaries.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations).
The bill before us seeks to require trade unions to publicly disclose their financial statements.
Mr Speaker, the reporting requirements contemplated by this bill are completely unnecessary. But, of course, the government knows that.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I will sharing my time tonight with the member for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert. I am delighted to be able to participate in tonight's emergency debate on the critical shortage of drugs currently facing our hospitals and their patients.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Once again I rise to speak on C-6, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services.
As has been pointed out many times throughout this debate, this situation was created by the government and its crown corporation Canada Post. It was not created by the members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.