Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals' Senate Representative Tries to Keep Infrastructure Bank in Budget Bill

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals' Senate Representative Tries to Keep Infrastructure Bank in Budget Bill

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Senate debates motion to divide budget bill

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OTTAWA - The Trudeau government's representative in the Senate is attempting to derail a motion aimed at carving the Liberals' proposed infrastructure bank from its broader budget bill, thus delaying its creation.

Peter Harder is calling on the Speaker of the Senate to disallow an independent senator's motion to split the infrastructure financing agency from the Liberals' 300-page budget implementation act.

Harder says the motion is out of order because it would create two financial bills -- and he argues that the Senate is constitutionally prohibited from initiating a money bill.

Senate Speaker George Furey will have to rule on Harder's point of order.

Independent Sen. …

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