The Board of Internal Economy approved $2.49-million in new human resources funding to help MPs better respond to what HR chief Pierre Parent calls ‘evolving social expectations.’
Pierre Parent, the House of Commons chief human resources officer, says the House administration is getting more requests from MPs and employees for help handling HR issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Members of Parliament will be getting more support as they learn to navigate being employers in a post-#MeToo world, with the House of Commons administration getting a boost to its human resources department.
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A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.