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Parties close to agreement on voting plan, Parliament return, but committees prove sticking point, says Bloc MP

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Standing Orders have to be amended to allow MPs to vote remotely, and according to Bloc deputy House leader Christine Normandin, there’s agreement among parties for those changes to be made temporary.

The day before the Throne Speech, the party leadership teams had yet to reach unanimous agreement on how the House will operate this fall. Pictured from left: Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, Conservative House Leader Gérard Deltell, and Bloc Québécois deputy House leader Christine Normandin. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

On the eve of Parliament’s return, government and opposition parties had reached a broad agreement on how the House of Commons and remote voting by Zoom would function—including making the required rule changes temporary—but details around committee work remained a sticking point, according to Bloc Québécois deputy House leader Christine Normandin.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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