Canada's senators burnt the midnight oil Thursday as they wrapped up debate on the Conservatives' controversial crime bill.
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The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee passed Conservative amendments to the government's controversial omnibus crime legislation Monday morning, signalling the government's admission that at least some parts of the bill need changing.
The Senate of Canada will vote on Bill C-15 and mandatory minimums later this afternoon.
My comments on behalf of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation to the Senate of Canada on Bill C-15.
The government's two crime bills currently held up in the Senate are "flawed," and could be unconstitutional, but the Liberals are afraid of being labelled soft on crime and Grit Senators may succumb to political pressure and vote against amending the bills, says a Liberal Senator who supports the amendments.