Liberals back off bid for power in COVID-19 crisis under Opposition fire

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OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his party will not give the Trudeau government “a blank cheque” to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 crisis. While Conservatives say they’re prepared to quickly approve $82 billion in emergency financial aid and economic stimulus as promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, they are balking at a proposal to give the government sweeping new powers for up to 21 months to unilaterally spend, borrow and tax Canadians without seeking Parliament’s approval.