The Procedure and House Affairs Committee says MPs should change the Standing Orders to make it official that infants are allowed in the House, and create more family-friendly spaces on the Hill.
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, pictured at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Sept. 28 speaking to Conservative MP Scott Reid, is set to become the first federal cabinet minister to give birth while serving, and said she will be taking six weeks off once her baby is born. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Two MPs with young children are applauding a new House committee report that recommends the House not count parental leave as absence, and formalize that infants are allowed in the House Chamber.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner