LILLEY: We can’t shred the constitution to fight the virus

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

In a time of national, crisis it is right to put partisanship aside. What is not right is to set aside 800 years of struggle that took power from the rulers and gave it to the people. Yet with his emergency legislation to respond to the coronavirus, that is what Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government will ask MPs to do. As first reported by Global News, the emergency bill being voted on Tuesday isn’t just about spending a specific amount of money to fund the fight against COVID-19, it actually gives the power to spend any amount needed and to change tax rates up or down without asking Parliament for approval.