The MAID debate drags on, the gambling bill lives on, and more.
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough is the sponsor of new government legislation to fix a loophole in the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and temporarily extend the duration of employment insurance benefits by 12 weeks. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
After a month-long standoff in Parliament, the Liberal government has introduced a bill that will fix a legal loophole in the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.
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Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
In its first budget in more than two years, Ottawa is also allocating $11-million to help tackle anti-Asian racism in the wake of a pandemic year that has seen a ‘disturbing trend’ of reported incidents.