Ontario ISG Senator Rosemary Moodie says the new group shows the ‘significant investment’ the Senate is putting into pursuing ‘meaningful improvement.’
The interim Red Chamber in the Senate of Canada Building is pictured in 2019. The Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration Committee recently approved the creation of a new, temporary Senator advisory working group on diversity and inclusion training. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A new advisory working group of Senators will look into diversity and inclusion training in the Upper Chamber, with a deadline of June 30 to report back on its findings.
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.