Leader of the Official Opposition Andrew Scheer made it clear Monday night that he plans to fight back against the Trudeau government's plan to implement emergency powers to tax and spend without parliamentary approval.
While Scheer supports the emergency measures that Trudeau has discussed in public, he rejects the notion of a blank cheque.
"We will not give the government unlimited power to raise taxes without a parliamentary vote. We will authorize whatever spending measures are justified to respond to the situation, but we will not sign a blank cheque,” Scheer said in a statement.
The entire statement can be read below: