After coming up against more opposition to Bill C-26 from the Conservatives than anticipated, the Liberals are looking to find time as it’s a priority to pass, alongside Bills C-22 and C-16. Meanwhile in the Senate, Bill C-210 could finally be off to committee.
Following this week, MPs are back in their ridings for one last constituency week before coming back for a marathon five-week stretch of Parliament sitting. During those weeks, the government is hoping to get through 'a number of pieces of legislation that are currently on the Order Paper and others that might not be there yet,' Kevin Lamoureux told The Hill Times. The Hill Times Photos by Jake Wright
The Liberals are looking at extending debate on proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan, after facing more opposition from the Conservatives in the House than anticipated.
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Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
The Prime Minister's Office selected new chiefs of staff from CVs sent to PMO chief of staff Katie Telford; PMO director of administration Brett Thalmann; and cabinet ministers directly, a senior Liberal source told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'