John Robson on COVID-19: We revert to type in a crisis — Trudeau reverted to authoritarian

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-robson-on-covid-19-we-revert-to-type-in-a-crisis-trudeau-reverted-to-authoritarian?video_autoplay=true

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

Governments already have emergency powers and can already tax and spend. They just have to explain what they’re doing while doing it and justify it afterwards. And Trudeau didn’t want to. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau professed admiration for China’s “basic dictatorship” because it could “turn on a dime” in an emergency we thought the man-boy had just stuck his tongue in the socket again and his handlers needed a bag of those white plastic child-proofing things. But then he said to cope with the COVID-19 crisis we should surrender our freedom to a man on horseback.