Library of Parliament Committee meeting three years overdue
By Shruti ShekarMay. 16, 2018
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Senator Lucie Moncion, left, and Liberal MP Gagan Sikand, right, co-chairs of the Library of Parliament Committee, say they do not know why the committee has not met since 2015, but it finally got together on May 3 and hope to keep up the new momentum. Photographs courtesy of Senator Moncion and Facebook
On May 3, members of the joint House-Senate Committee on the Library of Parliament were finally able to get down to business for the first time since 2015, albeit briefly, to plan out the committee’s road map.
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