Aid legislation passed in the House
Parliament Hill (Vista Stock Photo)
Legislation to enact an 82-billion dollar financial assistance package has finally been passed in the
The bill was introduced yesterday during a special session, but it was held up over the minority Liberal government’s decision to add new rules that would allow the
Minister of Finance to make sweeping changes to tax rules and spending, without legislative approval.
The Conservatives and the NDP said the lack of oversight by Parliament was unacceptable.
Those measures have largely been stripped from the final version of the bill.
The minister will now have to account to Parliament for any changes he proposes.