Parliament Stuck In Suspension Over $82 Billion In Aid

 

Hope you weren’t holding your breath for your slice of any of that $82 billion in financial aid for Canadians during a global pandemic.

The plan was to have everything set to roll out by the end of the day today. So far, reports indicate the two sides are no closer to a deal than when they started.

The House of Commons was suspended shortly after getting underway this afternoon as the Liberal party and the opposition negotiated finer points of the bill set to deliver $82 billion in aid to Canadians.

The Conservatives say they aren’t willing to vote for the bill as it was written. The opposition are concerned about potential “unprecedented spending authority” given to Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberals.

The Liberals say they want the flexibility to introduce COVID-19 funding easily.

Reports indicate negotiations between the two sides continue. The House will be suspended until there is a deal reached.