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    COVID-19 bill would give Liberals power to raise taxes

    OTTAWA — The Liberal government will table emergency legislation on Tuesday that would equip Finance Minister Bill Morneau with far-reaching powers to raise taxes up until the end of 2021, and bail out companies without apparent limitations, according to a draft of the bill obtained by the National Post.

    The bill, tabled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, would allow cabinet to create, remove or modify any tax through regulations, and therefore without the approval of Parliament. It would also give Ottawa the authority to “purchase or hold a company’s shares,” offer new lines of credit, and guarantee pools of debt without the need for new legislation, according to the draft. It would allow the health minister to, in effect, break patents on medical devices that might need to be made urgently.


    https://nationalpost.com/news/covid-...il-end-of-2021

    Absolutely outrageous!

    The excuse is that Parliament wouldn't be able to sit because of the virus, wah, and so they wouldn't be able to hold votes on these draconian things, wah, and I guess none of them have ever heard of Skype or whatever is out there that allows a lot of people to confer together over the internet.

    I am absolutely disgusted by this PM and his Liberal money grubbers.


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    The crisis is pretty much a free-for-all for government overreach and power. It's happening everywhere, both the right and left, in multiple countries. US DoJ is trying to get power to suspend habeas corpus. "Never let a crisis go to waste."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government will table emergency legislation on Tuesday that would equip Finance Minister Bill Morneau with far-reaching powers to raise taxes up until the end of 2021, and bail out companies without apparent limitations, according to a draft of the bill obtained by the National Post.

    The bill, tabled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, would allow cabinet to create, remove or modify any tax through regulations, and therefore without the approval of Parliament. It would also give Ottawa the authority to “purchase or hold a company’s shares,” offer new lines of credit, and guarantee pools of debt without the need for new legislation, according to the draft. It would allow the health minister to, in effect, break patents on medical devices that might need to be made urgently.


    https://nationalpost.com/news/covid-...il-end-of-2021

    Absolutely outrageous!

    The excuse is that Parliament wouldn't be able to sit because of the virus, wah, and so they wouldn't be able to hold votes on these draconian things, wah, and I guess none of them have ever heard of Skype or whatever is out there that allows a lot of people to confer together over the internet.

    I am absolutely disgusted by this PM and his Liberal money grubbers.
    This is literally taxation without representation.


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    What better way to "Nationalize" everything in a supposedly Democratic Republic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government will table emergency legislation on Tuesday that would equip Finance Minister Bill Morneau with far-reaching powers to raise taxes up until the end of 2021, and bail out companies without apparent limitations, according to a draft of the bill obtained by the National Post.

    The bill, tabled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, would allow cabinet to create, remove or modify any tax through regulations, and therefore without the approval of Parliament. It would also give Ottawa the authority to “purchase or hold a company’s shares,” offer new lines of credit, and guarantee pools of debt without the need for new legislation, according to the draft. It would allow the health minister to, in effect, break patents on medical devices that might need to be made urgently.


    https://nationalpost.com/news/covid-...il-end-of-2021

    Absolutely outrageous!

    The excuse is that Parliament wouldn't be able to sit because of the virus, wah, and so they wouldn't be able to hold votes on these draconian things, wah, and I guess none of them have ever heard of Skype or whatever is out there that allows a lot of people to confer together over the internet.

    I am absolutely disgusted by this PM and his Liberal money grubbers.
    We down here on this side of the border have never had the problem with high taxes, whether from the liberals of the conservatives, Christians or heathens, are in power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    We down here on this side of the border have never had the problem with high taxes, whether from the liberals of the conservatives, Christians or heathens, are in power.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick06 View Post
    Considering that each and every move by a government is seen as some draconian power grab of apocalyptic proportions, the look back at our history is appropriate: Each period has seen sharp increases on spending. A look at spending cannot differentiate the conservative from the liberal. The Canadian economy did pretty well in comparison to the US in the '08 recession, in spite of the socialist tendencies up north.

    But the dire predictions have failed to come to fruition. From Nixon's administration on, we have had the same drumbeat of gloom and doom on spending.
    Last edited by simplicio; 03-24-2020 at 02:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    What better way to "Nationalize" everything in a supposedly Democratic Republic?
    A very cogent and informed opinion, based on rationality. And not in any way trolling, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    This is literally taxation without representation.
    Start a war. That worked for us.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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