Free Willy bill hitting a roadblock

The so called Free Willy bill that would stop parks like Marineland from obtaining anymore marine mammals may be in trouble.

Bill S-203 will undergo a clause by clause review by the House fisheries committee today and there is word a New Brunswick Liberal MP is proposing several technical amendments.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May says if any of those amendments are passed it will force the bill to go back to the Senate where she says it will die there.

The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act was first introduced in 2015 but gained little traction.

It was reintroduced in 2017 and recently received approval from the Senate.