Eyes on Bill 61

Quebec politics alert: Bill 61. CAQ is trying to pull a collection of fast ones while everyone’s looking in another direction. The Gazette meekly calls it a bill to cut red tape and restart Quebec’s economy. But note the following points, culled from Xavier Camus’s Facebook (my translations):

Article 6: Government expropriations can’t be challenged
Articles 3 and 50: Government contracts awarded without bidding process
Articles 15 to 26: Construction permits to be allowed in previously protected areas
Article 51: No one can sue the government or any of its members
Article 4: No future law can be debated for more than one hour
Articles 31 and 32: Government can change any law or rule

Please read what this UdeM law professor has to say about this power grab. It’s a brief comment but a trenchant one.