Colin Mayes, I just read your piece in The Morning Star regarding ei.
Some of the changes I actually agree with and fully support.
However, I completely disagree with the omnibus aspect of this bill.
It’s a flagrant abuse of power to package all the unrelated changes you want to make into one bill and then ram it through parliament.
If you were in opposition and the party in power tried this I know you would oppose it. Stephen Harper in the past, in opposition, spoke against omnibus legislation.
It appears his behaviour is hypocritical. I have a question about ei. Since it is funded 100 per cent by employees and employers why all the big fuss? Perhaps they should be the ones making the rules.
I also completely disagree with the environmental protections that this bill does away with. How can you justify these changes?
Short-term financial gains and increasing corporate profits do not justify potential destruction of the environment and acceleration of climate change.
With this omnibus bill you have lost my vote in the next election.
But I’ll keep writing you letters in the hope that one day you will listen to the large number of your constituents who don’t agree with your views.