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Liberal MPs of the 42nd Parliament are pictured on Dec. 10, 2018, singing Christmas carols in Centre Block's rotunda. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault will kick off the Christmas season on the Hill officially on Dec. 4 The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It may not be Saint Nick, but Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault will be on hand to kick start the holiday season by marking the illumination of Christmas lights across Canada.
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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.