Paul Martin’s Bill (Kelowna Deal)

Well it does appear that the Harper government is showing its strips once again … they tried to get the Kelowna deal kicked to the curbe (they tried it when they got into power, and well that didn’t last long their kicking it to the curb apparently).

According to an article in the start entitled “MPs back bill to revive Kelowna deal” .. “Former prime minister Paul Martin won approval in principle Wednesday for a private member’s bill aimed at resurrecting his cherished Kelowna accord.

Martin’s bill, which would compel the Harper government to implement the $5.1- billion aboriginal pact, passed 159-123 with the support of Liberal, New Democrat and Bloc Quebecois MPs.”

It will be interesting to see how things go on from here and if the bill does actually get passed (here is someone who is hoping that it will get passed!).