By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press, June 29, 2017
OTTAWA — “The issue around budgets, of course, is it’s the House of Commons that votes on budgetary measures, and the Senate is, of course, welcome to look at it and make recommendations. But the legitimacy happens from the House of Commons on this.”
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, interview with Global TV’s West Block, broadcast June 18, 2017
The House of Commons and the Senate sent each other snarky messages last week in a dispute over which chamber of Parliament has the ultimate authority over money bills.