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Library of Parliament Committee meeting three years overdue

By Shruti Shekar      

CP's Washington correspondent Alex Panetta is leaving the wire service for an undisclosed new opportunity, and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh lands a spot on the Young Global Leaders list created by the World Economic Forum.

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
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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. Outside of a short April 19 gathering to elect its chairs, the committee has not had a real meeting since before the October 2015 election. Liberal co-chair Gagan Sikand said he took the “initiative” to try and get the members together to discuss

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