I read that crap and it just pisses me off. That the vote failed?
No. That the liars keep lying to war resisters.
C.I. long ago explained that such a bill would NEVER pass in the Senate. They never point that out in their stories? No, they just lie. C.I. also pointed out how any law must be signed off on by the Queen of England because, unlike the US, Canada did not win independence from England.
To combat the lies, I went to the Canadian government's page on how a bill becomes a law:
NOTE: To become law, a bill must first be introduced in either the Senate or the House of Commons. It must then pass through various stages in each House: first, second and third reading. Then it must receive Royal Assent.
- Public Bills
These are proposals for laws that will affect the public in general. Most public bills are introduced by Government Ministers. Bills sponsored by the Government are numbered from C-1 to C-200 in order of presentation. If they are introduced first in the Senate, they are numbered starting S-1.
- Private Bills
These are limited in scope: they concern an individual or group of individuals only. They confer a right on some person or group, or relieve them of a responsibility.
B. POLICY PROPOSAL
Most legislation originates with the Government. Policy proposal requiring legislation is submitted to Cabinet by Minister(s).
- Policy proposal is considered by the appropriate Cabinet committee and recommendations are made to the Cabinet.
- If Cabinet approves, the responsible Ministry issues drafting instructions to the Legislation Section of the Department of Justice.
- Draft bill is prepared in two official languages and approved by the responsible Minister.
- Draft bill is presented to Cabinet for approval.
- If approved it is ready to be introduced in Parliament.
- FIRST READING
First reading in either the Senate or the House of Commons. Bill is printed.
- SECOND READING
Second reading in the same House of Parliament. Members debate and vote on the principle of the bill. The House may decide to refer the bill to a legislative, standing or a special committee, or to Committee of the Whole.
- CONSIDERATION IN COMMITTEE
Consideration by the appropriate parliamentary committee (clause-by-clause study of the bill). Committee can summon witnesses and experts to provide it with information and help in improving the bill.
- REPORT STAGE
Committee reports the bill to the House clearly indicating any amendments proposed. House considers amendments and votes for or against them.
- CONSIDERATION IN COMMITTEE
- THIRD READING
Debate and vote on bill as amended.
NOTE: Once bill has been read 3 times in the House, it is sent to the Senate for its consideration.
- Bill is presented to the Governor General for assent.
- Governor General may assent to Bill in the Queen's name, withhold assent or reserve assent.
- When Bill is given Royal Assent it becomes law.
What's Royal Assent? "Royal Assent completes the enactment process. Bills may be given Royal Assent in two ways: by the Governor General or her deputy in a formal ceremony that takes place in the Senate before an assembly of both houses, or by written declaration. "Where royal assent is signified by written declaration, the Act is deemed to be assented to on the day on which the two Houses of Parliament have been notified of the declaration" (Royal Assent Act, S.C. 2002, c.15, s.5). When a bill receives Royal Assent it is given a chapter number for the Statutes of Canada."
Governor General? Say what? From Wikipedia:
The Governor General of Canada (French [masculine]: Gouverneur général du Canada, or [feminine]: Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is equally shared with 15 other sovereign nations in a form of personal union, as well as with the ten other jurisdictions of Canada, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. On the advice of her Canadian prime minister only, the Queen appoints the governor general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties for an unfixed period of time—known as serving At Her Majesty's pleasure—though five years is the normal convention, as is a rotation between anglophone and francophone incumbents. Once in office, these individuals maintain direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.
[. . .]
Though the monarch retains all executive, legislative, and judicial power in and over Canada, the governor general is permitted to exercise most of this, including the Royal Prerogative, in the sovereign's name; some as outlined in the Constitution Act, 1867, and some through various letters patent issued over the decades, particularly those from 1947 that constitute the Office of Governor General of Canada; they state: "And We do hereby authorize and empower Our Governor General, with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada or of any members thereof or individually, as the case requires, to exercise all powers and authorities lawfully belonging to Us in respect of Canada." Amongst other duties, however, the monarch retains the sole right to appoint the governor general. It is also stipulated that the governor general may appoint deputies—usually Supreme Court justices and the Secretary to the Governor General—who can perform some of the viceroy's constitutional duties in her stead, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (or a puisne justice in the chief justice's absence) will act as the Administrator of the Government upon the death, removal, incapacitation, or absence of the governor general for more than one month.
You get it?
They need to stop lying to war resisters. C.I.'s rightly stated there are two ways the resisters will get asylum. A prime minister (not the current one) will issue an order (not a law) that will change immigration or a court will issue a verdict that they are allowed asylum under existing law.
But a new law?
Lots of luck.
And we see that today when a law -- not that NDP bulls**t of 'non-binding resolution' -- gets shot down in the lower house.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"