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Don't spend the $600.00 just yet

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Don't spend the $600.00 just yet Empty Don't spend the $600.00 just yet

Post by Riddick on Wed 24 Jun 2020, 21:48



The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic evaporated Wednesday, with opposition parties refusing to give unanimous consent to the Trudeau government's latest bill.

The Conservatives then blocked the government's bid to split the bill in two, to allow a promised benefit for Canadians with disabilities to go ahead.

That benefit — a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 for Canadians with disabilities — and other measures in the bill are now in limbo, while the parties point fingers at one another over who is to blame.

Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez said he was disappointed that no opposition parties supported the bill but vowed to keep negotiating with them in hopes that a resolution can be found. He conceded, however, that this will delay the disability benefit and other measures.

"I'm not going to quit on this because it's too important," he said in an interview shortly after the bill was rejected in a sitting of the House of Commons that lasted just 15 minutes.

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