OTTAWA - Quebec's justice minister made a quick trip to Ottawa to lobby Green Leader Elizabeth May and, apparently, failed Tuesday to get her support for the instant adoption of a so-called "mega-trials" bill.The NDP have been working with the Conservatives on this and has given assurance as have the Liberals and the Bloc MPs that it would get unanimous speedy passage..
May continues to argue that the government's newest justice legislation needs serious study and should not be rushed.
Quebec was recently stunned when a judge allowed 31 suspected Hells Angels to go free, after the costly and complicated trial was plagued by delays.
The province's justice minister, Jean-Marc Fournier, urged May to help the federal bill get unanimous consent so that it might be fast-tracked through the House of Commons.
But the Green party issued a statement later in the day saying it would not be pressured into moving quicker.
May pulled this trick too with the motion to extend the mission in Libya. She was the only descender.
The NDP and Liberals voted in favour of the extension after securing several additional amendments to the motion that would see Canada remain in Libya until September — another 3 1/2 months. Green Party leader Elizabeth May was the lone MP to vote against the motion.