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This article was published 13/6/2012 (1422 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Protesters upset over the Conservative’s budget bill are expected to take to Winnipeg streets again today, while MPs in Ottawa gear up for a possible voting marathon on Omnibus Bill C-38.
Protesters are expected to meet outside Conservative MP Joyce Bateman’s office at 611 Corydon Ave. at 4 p.m. to protest the bill.
The campaign, called "Joyce has a Choice," aims at pushing the MP for Winnipeg South Centre to vote against Bill C-38 and have it split into many different bills.
Other protests are expected outside Manitoba Conservative offices.
There will also be a discussion at the University of Winnipeg at 7 p.m. tonight between environmental organizations, scientists and the public about what the bill means for the environment.
MPs may start a marathon of voting this afternoon on the budget bill, which has 800 amendments. The bill could change up to 70 Canadian laws including those on environmental assessment and employment insurance.