Legislating = Lawbreaking?

Antony — December 9, 2011

In a strange twist in the Wheat Board saga, a federal judge has ruled that by introducing legislation giving farmers the freedom to sell wheat to someone other than the Wheat Board, the Agriculture Minister has broken the law. So let me get this straight – if a Member of Parliament introduces a motion to change a law, but what is allowed under the new law is not permitted by the old law, then that’s illegal? How does that make any sense? Isn’t the whole point of the legislative branch of government that they can change laws through legislation?

It’s unfortunate to see how many obstacles there are to removing this small bit of coercion from our society.

Come on Judge: don’t hate, let ’em legislate!

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