Emergency aid bill passed overnight after compromise

A deal has been reached to pass the federal's aid package through the house of commons a day later then expected.

A deal has been reached to pass the federal's aid package through the house of commons one day later then expected. 

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act got through it's third reading a little bit before 4AM Wednesday after some unexpected delays from the opposing liberals. The liberals attempted to grant spending and taxing powers to the cabinet without having parliament oversight. 

After hours of negotiating a modified version was approved by all parties. These changes include the removal of giving the liberals power to raise taxes without others approval and shortening the time it takes to start emergency spending without parliament approval. 

Canada will be getting $82B in emergency aid, 500 million of that will be federal funding for provinces and territories. 

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