Plus, Tories have a mini critic shuffle after leadership candidates announce their runs, and Dominic LeBlanc is back in the House of Commons.
Heather Scoffield, who was previously the parliamentary bureau chief for The Canadian Press from 2013 to 2019, is taking charge of The Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Toronto Star‘s parliamentary bureau has moved into its new Byward Market offices, and has a new skipper as well.
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The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.
The number of lobbying files connected to COVID-19 has exploded in the last week, with 90 registrations for 55 organizations outlining plans to push federal officials on issues ranging from policy to funding.
In Canada, separate projects are underway that would combine phone location data with positive COVID-19 diagnoses to notify individuals about potential exposure in what their creators say are privacy-friendly ways.