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Labour Minister claims Conservatives buried ‘significant’ union report in last Parliament, releases it

By Rachel Aiello      

As part of her testimony at the Human Resources Committee about Bill C-4, MaryAnn Mihychuk released the report commissioned by her department under the previous government, which she argues it proves Conservative changes to union laws were unfounded.

Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk testifying before the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee on March 21. Screenshot courtesy of ParlVu

Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk is alleging the previous Conservative government buried its own government report in the last Parliament about union certification regimes because it went against the anti-union private member’s bill it pushed through into law.

Not enough data on election misinformation, say experts, as critics warn of government censorship

News|By Alice Chen
It’s ‘incumbent' PROC look more closely at the topic and to strike a middle-ground between protected speech and debate the responsibility people have for the misinformation they spread, says Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull.

Chief Government Whip Holland hires two committees advisers and an executive assistant

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Danick LaFrance and Matthew Trnkus are new committees advisers to the Chief Government Whip.

Canada hopes for a bolstered G7 in a post-Trump world

News|By Neil Moss
The G7 will meet in the U.K. for the first time since its haphazard summit in 2019 and since the end of the Trump presidency.

Working group struck to review Red Chamber’s opaque environmental policy

What’s currently covered in the Senate’s environmental policy is unclear, but Sen. Deacon says the group will work to recommend short-, medium-, and long-term steps the Senate can take.

National security threats ‘greater than ever,’ Canada must ‘step up its game,’ says PM’s adviser

News|By Mike Lapointe
Vincent Rigby says the 'world is at an inflection point' and Canada must grapple with heightened geopolitical competition, rapid technological change, and the accelerating impact of transnational security challenges.

Senator’s ‘good faith’ journalism royalties bill flawed, say media watchdogs

News|By Alice Chen
MPs, Senators say they support Sen. Claude Carignan’s effort to have web giants pay for posting news through copyright laws, noting more needs to be done to support the journalism industry.

‘Brutal, cowardly, and brazen act of violence’: MPs, leaders demand action after four members of Muslim family killed in what police are treating as a hate-motivated crime in London, Ont.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the killing of four members of a Muslim family in London Ont., a ‘terrorist attack,’ while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said it shows ‘Muslims aren't safe’ in Canada.

Politicos predict a September federal election, but if not, expect October 2023

News|By Abbas Rana
How the Liberal government handled COVID-19 and which party has the best recovery plan will be the ballot questions in the next election, says Liberal MP Wayne Easter.

Time running out for Liberal legislative agenda, with high-profile bills at back of the queue

The Liberals used time allocation to speed up the controversial changes to the Broadcasting Act last week, but may have a harder time finding partners to pass other key bills before the summer.
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