The House chief human resources officer says more MPs have been asking his office for advice since #MeToo.
Independent Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain says the group studying the Senate’s harassment policy heard that not enough people were aware of what constitutes harassment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Senate is set to follow in the House of Commons’ footsteps and make it mandatory for all Senators and staff to take in-person anti-harassment training.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.