The BOIE was recently told 40 per cent of committee witnesses have received House-provided microphone headsets, distributed as part of efforts to mitigate the risk to interpreters, in time for their testimony.
As part of efforts to mitigate risks to Hill interpreters, noise-limiting interpretation consoles have been installed in booths in all 17 committee rooms and two multi-purpose rooms, with two booths added to all committee rooms (and three in the House Chamber) to allow for physical distancing amid COVID-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
New contract terms for federal freelance interpreters will be published in April, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada.
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