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GUNTER: The Liberals don't even pretend to care about the democratic process now

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02.07.2020

The federal Liberals are increasingly treating the government of Canada as if it were their party’s private fiefdom.

They have held fewer sitting days of the House of Commons in the last year than in any 12-month period in our history. They are on a pace to spend twice as much taxpayer money this year than last year without introducing a budget or even spending estimates.

And now the prime minister’s daily pandemic briefings are to be cut back to a “few days” a week (read: three at first, then two when no one is paying attention).

Admittedly, the Rideau Cottage Morning Show wasn’t much of an accountability session. There were no opposition questions, no debate, no votes. What questions there were came almost entirely from government-friendly reporters chosen by Trudeau’s communications assistants and disproportionately from Quebec.

Still, in the absence of a real, functioning Parliament, the daily Justin handout announcements were the last, flimsy semblance of government we had.

Even that semblance is........

© Edmonton Sun