The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the government’s proposed emergency legislation:
 
“Conservatives are focused on getting real help to Canadians. 
 
“We have been negotiating with the government in good faith and have been clear that we would act quickly to pass the measures that the Prime Minister has announced publicly.
 
“However, there are several aspects of the government’s legislation that are undemocratic – removing one does not solve the problem.
 
“There is a simple solution: if the government tables a bill focused on the relief the Prime Minister has announced to date Conservatives are ready to pass it quickly.
 
“Let’s stay focused on getting help to Canadians, not granting the government unprecedented powers.”