The Conservatives are chiding the New Democrats for voting against legislation that would set minimum consequences for individuals that vandalize Canada's war memorials.
On Wednesday, the Conservatives and Liberals joined forces to pass a private members' bill — Bill C-217 — which would impose a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first-time person convicted of "mischief against a war memorial, cenotaph or other structure honouring or remembering those who have died as a consequence of war."
Second-time and third-time offenders would be faced with prison terms of 14 days and 30 days, respectively.
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The NDP's refusal to vote in favour of the Bill has made them an easy target for the Tories. The CPC communications team sent out this email to insiders and supporters on Wednesday evening:
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