The official opposition has launched a three-part response to the budget bill, including public hearings in Ottawa and across the country, a website and a social media campaign. The first hearing will be tomorrow on Parliament Hill. Hearings in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Regina and Vancouver. The New Democrats say these meetings will invite public comment, but also include those with expertise or connections to the area of public policy affected by the budget bill.
Sayeth Opposition House leader Nathan Cullen in the official news release: “If the Government won’t let us do our job in parliament then we have to take it outside.”
The official hashtag is apparently #harperbudget.