Rex Murphy on COVID-19: The power to censor speech and other great ideas from our Liberal overlords

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-on-covid-19-the-power-to-censor-speech-and-other-great-ideas-from-our-liberal-overlords?video_autoplay=true

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

If there is one positive thing that can be said about this terrible plague we’re enduring, it is that now and then, it gives the Trudeau government some really, really great ideas. Sure it was only a couple of weeks ago that the Liberals came up with the idea that they — a minority in Parliament, remember — should give themselves the power to tax and spend for the next two years, without having to get parliamentary approval. It was a truly brilliant idea, except that it ignored the fact that approving government spending is one of the most important functions of Parliament. Take away its authority over spending and the House of Commons might just as well be any old bingo hall, or with a little imaginative renovation, a one-of-a-kind Costco store.