So far, the prime minister said some 240,000 people have successfully applied to Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he expects 'those supplies to be delivered,' citing a call that his top diplomat and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had on Monday morning. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government continues to have “very productive” discussions with the Trump administration over the shipment of medical supplies needed by front-line health workers.
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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.