By Spencer Fernando
Tuesday April 18, 2017
There appears to be growing dissension within the Liberal government over the consequences of Justin Trudeau’s anti-democratic agenda.
As reported by the Hill Times, Liberal Member of Parliament Wayne Easter says some MP’s are getting unhappy with how business in the House is slowing down as the Trudeau cabinet tries ramming-through changes that will dis-empower the opposition.
As I reported earlier, the Trudeau government is trying to take away the opposition’s chance to speak in the House, as well as limit the amount of time the Prime Minister spends in question period – in addition to other changes that will concentrate power in Trudeau’s hands.
The opposition has been fighting those changes through various procedural measures and filibusters (which Trudeau is trying to take away).
Both the Conservatives and NDP are working together to fight Trudeau’s attack on democracy, in large part because making big rule changes to the house of commons has typically involved including other parties. This important and necessary work to protect democracy is slowing down the Liberal’s agenda.
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