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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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum
'We will not be able to make a determination as to whether those deaths were the result of something, but other analysts might be able to look at those questions,' says Jeff Latimer of Statistics Canada.