Feds’ justice reforms, poverty-reduction bill priorities for House in coming months: Chagger
By Beatrice Paez Dec. 10, 2018
House Leader Bardish Chagger says the government is hoping to see progress on Bill C-87, which seeks to halve poverty by 2030, and Bill C-75, a package of reforms to the justice system, in the coming months.
Government House leader Bardish Chagger says this fall session has been a 'productive' one. But Conservative House leader Candice Bergen says the government's use of omnibus bills has been 'demoralizing,' and Green Party leader Elizabeth May says the one night of emergency debate recently held on climate change is far from enough. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
With only a few days left before MPs and Senators break for the holidays, the government could see two more of its bills passed during what Government House Leader Bardish Chagger has called a “productive” fall sitting.
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