Concern of government overreach amid the crisis.
There are growing concerns of government overreaching in their power amid the CCP Coronavirus Crisis.
According to a report by Global News, the Liberal government is introducing legislation that would give Bill Morneau immense power over taxation, borrowing, and spending.
And rather than being limited to the initial phase of this crisis, it is set to last all the way until December of 2021:
“Global News has seen a copy of the legislation set to be tabled Tuesday when a small number of MPs from all parties return to Ottawa to pass a multibillion-dollar coronavirus support package.
The legislation grants Finance Minister Bill Morneau extraordinary new powers to spend, borrow and tax without having to get the approval of opposition MPs until December 2021.
The Canadian Constitution enshrines taxation as a power of the parliamentary branch.
Because of that, granting those powers to the federal cabinet alone is highly unusual – even the Emergency Powers Act does not do so.”
As noted by Global, “It also means many of the measures carried out under those new powers could take place without parliamentary debate and without the elected representatives of Canadians getting a chance to vote for or against the measures.”
This is massive overreach.
The Opposition has shown a willingness to work with the government and support crisis legislation. There is no need to give so much power to Morneau.
What this shows is that the Liberals are attempting to exploit this crisis in a disturbing power to transform their minority government into an unchallenged economic dictatorship.
That must not happen.
The Opposition must unite and vote against this overreach.
A crisis cannot be used to undermine our democracy.
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