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Can politicians read?At what point do we stop politicians from passing legislation that they don’t, won’t or can’t read?
I confirmed with the Parliamentary Secretary that there is NO requirement for politicians to read the legislation they pass ("reading" in the house is in name only).
I wonder if anyone can provide any sort of excuse for this sloppy and dangerous neglect?
Our firm, like every other medium to large sized legal firm does read every act. For a big act the work is typically divided between about a dozen of us.
Legislation is written by teams of draftsmen. No single human could ever be expected to read and understand all of it.
Aren’t you forgetting the single humans that have to comply with the letter of the law?...us!
I don’t know what your “firm” is but doesn’t it tell you something that laws are being made that are so complicated that the average person can’t understand them? Or that the people voting on them can’t read them all?
Doesn’t it bother you that a lot of the power ends up lying with those who draft the legislation?
This does not excuse Politicians, whose JOB it is to reveiw and pass acts into law from reading what will ultimately affect us all.
How you became a Lawyer is beyond me, your comments speak volumes for the way we view our politicians and legal system as a whole.
“Aren’t you forgetting the single humans that have to comply with the letter of the law?...us!”
Excellent Ardeet. Well said and pointed out.
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