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Liberals preparing legislation to extend deadlines for courts, security reviews and more amid pandemic

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The law could give Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains more time to give notice of a national security review to a foreign company trying to take over a Canadian business.

Justice Minister David Lametti has released a draft of legislation that would extend a wide range of legal and regulatory deadlines that could be hard to meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Liberal government is drawing up legislation to extend or suspend hundreds of routine deadlines for courts, businesses, and even its own ministers as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life across the country for months.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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