Members of Parliament remain locked in debate early Friday over legislation that would send Canada Post employees back to work and end a lockout.
At daybreak in Ottawa, opposition MPs continued to make lengthy speeches designed to delay passage of the government’s bill.
The NDP began speaking in an attempt to stall the bill, with NDP Leader Jack Layton starting around 9 p.m. Thursday.
His speech, in its opening minutes, touched on the commitment of postal workers, the repetitive stress injuries some of them suffer, the Charter of Rights and wind turbines. NDP and Liberal members were still talking at 6 a.m. ET Friday, with no sign of stopping.
The debate can run until all 103 NDP MPs have spoken, at which point they will vote on the bill’s second reading and move to committee of the whole, where MPs have even more time-delaying tactics at their disposal.
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