Argus Posted March 28, 2017 Report Share Posted March 28, 2017 The Liberals are proposing, once again, through unilateral changes to the rules of parliament, to give the government new and draconion power to limit debate and push through legislation. It would let liberal ministers adjourn the house for any reason, and let the government prorogue parliament for any reason. I guess this is by way of illustrating that wonderful respect for parliament Trudeau talked so eloquently about prior to the election. I don't believe I've seen Coyne quite so sarcastic in quite some time. The latest chance to refresh our acquaintance with how deeply cynical the Trudeau people are — not have become: are — is the clutch of grubby expedients the government is now trying to stuff down the opposition’s throats, in the name, prettily, of “parliamentary reform.” Scholars of the Trudeau style will recognize the expression “reform,” like “merit-based appointments” and “evidence-based policy,” as a tell that some kind of humbug is afoot, and this is no exception: this is no more aimed at genuine reform of parliament than the Harper government’s Fair Elections Act was aimed at making elections fair. http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/andrew-coyne-renewed-attempt-to-rewrite-house-rules-shows-liberals-are-not-to-be-trusted 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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