In the federal Parliament and most provincial legislatures (though not, crucially, AB), the first bill is a “pro forma” one, asserting—wait for it—the legislature’s supremacy over the executive.

Deep irony that Bill 1, a bill designed to give the executive near total discretion over the legislative function, should take that slot.

Or, as the late Bruce Hicks pointed out in 2009, perhaps entirely fitting: (page 18 in the print / PDF)

November 30, 2022 at 6:28 pm

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