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Budget investments not enough to replace need for new round of COVID student benefits, says Green leader Paul

By Alice Chen      

Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz says the market has recovered enough to replace the benefit with actual employment, but students advocates say the jobs aren't there yet.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is in favour of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit returning. She says that it's a 'gamble' to continue navigating the pandemic without it, even with the recent budget announcements for students. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Though the budget was generally well received by post-secondary student advocates, the lack of a returning Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) is a gap that needs to be filled to avoid students ending up in the same rough spot as last year, says Green Party Leader Annamie Paul.

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As Liberals trumpet merits of NSICOP, opposition MPs want ‘supremacy of Parliament’ respected

News|By Neil Moss
The government failed to abide by an order of the House to turnover unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists at a Winnipeg lab leading to a Conservative question of privilege.

NDP’s Qaqqaq says nearly two years as MP an ‘isolating’ experience, did not ‘belong’

In her June 15 farewell speech, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq castigated the House of Commons, calling the institution one that was ’created off the backs, trauma, and displacement of Indigenous people.’

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On June 15, 12 MPs gave their farewell speeches with it unclear whether Parliament will return in the fall or an election will stop them from appearing in the Chamber again.

Canada can do more to boost global vaccination rates, say advocates, despite G7 pledge

News|By Neil Moss
Canada's pledge of 100-million vaccine doses won't come at the expense of its domestic supply. 'Canadians may switch from vaccine envy to vaccine guilt,' says Nicolas Moyer.

Change is the word: Meet the seven candidates for AFN national chief

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Community-centred, Indigenous approach needed for mental health in the North, say territory denizens

News|By Alice Chen
‘It’s not an academic pursuit anymore. These are real stories of real people,’ says Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, who notes the current per-capita approach 'does not work,' and makes them 'scramble to do more with less.'

New vision for National Press Building requested after years of decline

News|By Alice Chen
After years of bleeding media tenants due to short-term leases, rent hikes, and limited space, Parliamentary Press Gallery members want a new, collaborative relationship with the building's federal landlord.

CBSA workers to start strike votes this week amid Canada-U.S. talks on easing border restrictions

News|By Mike Lapointe
Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed reopening the Canada-U.S. border at the recent G7 Leaders' Summit, a firm date has not yet been set.

Reflections on anti-Muslim rhetoric from Tory MPs welcome in wake of London attack, but proof will be on campaign trail, say observers

News|By Palak Mangat
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, when asked whether his party owes an apology to the Muslim community for past policies—after two members of his caucus expressed regret over 2015 campaign tactics—says ‘all parties need
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