Liberal senators day of infamy

OTTAWA, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - "The Liberal members of the Senate have paid more attention to the bleatings of special interest groups than they have to the protection, health and well-being of our children" says Bruce Cran, president of the Consumers' Association of Canada.

"In proposing amendments to water down Bill C-6, the new Consumer Protection Act, they have shown total disregard for the safety of our kids. In the past few days alone we have dealt with products capable of suffocating, strangling and maiming our children." adds v-p Mel Fruitman.

Cran wonders "Where is Mr. Ignatieff, the leader of the Liberal party, stands on this crucial issue? He supported the act in the House, as did all other parties. Why is he allowing the senators to run roughshod over his and the Commons wishes?"

"For 50 years Canadians have been inadequately protected from products that can cause them harm. Finally we are catching up and the Liberal senators have torpedoed the process. What is the matter with them and their leadership?"

SOURCE Consumers' Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Bruce Cran, (604) 418-8359; Mel Fruitman, (905) 832-9969

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