The most useful thread I saw today, explaining what a "Henry the 8th" clause is and how it works:
Danielle Smith’s “Sovereignty Act” has parallels in history. Known as a Henry VIII act, it allows governments to pass laws without consent of Parliament. Hitler’s “Enabling Act” of 1933 is the most extreme example. The consequences were horrific. https://t.co/14eXSaTTbu— Brian Mason (@bmasonNDP) November 29, 2022
And the thread ends here:
This power, today known as a "Henry VIII clause", meant that the King, by proclamation, could make or amend laws, without having to consult or obtain the approval of Parliament.— Timothy Huyer (@tim4hire) November 30, 2022
This is why Premier Loon thinks she can pass a Sovereignty Act that will permit Cabinet ministers to change Alberta laws without having to get a vote in the Alberta legislature for them.
Voters also can and should demand accountability from their representatives for the use of Henry VIII clauses, and be prepared to toss out governments that seek to abuse this power and bypass the Legislature's role.— Timothy Huyer (@tim4hire) November 30, 2022