A Nag That Never Goes Away

So… we have the recently introduced Liberal Government omnibus budget bill. This legislation, introduced as one bill, would require 35 separate changes to other pieces of legislation. The practice of omnibus bills is deeply anti-democratic and limits the opportunities of MPs to engage meaningfully with the implications of the individual pieces bundled together.For example this 2019 bill, contains highly contentious new rules to prevent people who have claimed refugee status in another country from making a similar claim in Canada — clearly targeting asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Canada border.

The Liberals were vociferous critics of this method of Legislation under the previous Harper Conservative government and vowed to jettison its practice.

This is the second omnibus bill introduced by the Trudeau government .The first in 2018  contained the  provision to allow corporations to negotiate remediation agreements rather than face criminal charges. SNC-Lavalin lobbied hard for the provision and the SNC-Lavalin scandal was a result.

Anyway the ole nag of a Trojan horse has again been brought out of pasture for political expediency!