Green Party Leader Calls Omnibus Bill "Undemocratic"

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:45 PM

The Liberal Government under Premier Brian Gallant is being compared unfavourably with the Federal Conservative Government under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Provincial Green Party leader David Coon doesn't like the provincial government's Omnibus bill with several pieces of legislation jammed into one bill.

Coon is critical of proposed changes to binding arbitration requested by municipalities including Saint John. He says the changes favour the employer, angering firefighters and police who gave up their right to strike.

Coon is calling for the bill to go before the Law Amendments Committee for proper scrutiny and examination.