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Most MPs wearing masks even when they don’t need to, except some Conservatives

By Jesse Cnockaert      

With COVID cases on the rise in Ontario, most parliamentarians continue to mask-up, even when it's not required.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on March 25 that he doesn’t think Ontario lifted its COVID-19 restrictions too soon, despite an uptick in hospitalizations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

New Democrats are encouraging their members to wear masks on Parliament Hill even when they are not required to, in light of a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases sweeping Ontario.

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‘We need to talk’: Bangladesh seeks ministerial meeting with Canada to discuss the removal of a convicted killer

Feature|By Neil Moss
Bangladeshi High Commissioner Khalilur Rahman says Canada is protecting a convicted killer, while not protecting a diplomat posted to Ottawa.

Closing in on party totals, Poilievre leadership win would put Tory fundraising juggernaut ‘on steroids,’ says Powers

News|By Stuart Benson
Poilievre may have mastered the ‘fine art’ of stoking Conservative donors' fear and anger at the Trudeau government, but, after seven years in power, the Liberals’ fundraising remains ‘surprisingly strong’

Staffing updates for Treasury Board President Mona Fortier

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Miles Hopper has a new job off the Hill after exiting his post as senior policy adviser to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Chinese ambassador warns Canada against crossing ‘red line’ on Taiwan, urges to ‘draw the lessons’ from the past

News|By Neil Moss
China has commenced military drills around Taiwan in response to a top U.S. lawmaker's visit to the island, leading to condemnation from Canada and the G7.

‘Textbook, hot-button politics’ behind Conservative leadership contenders’ attacks on international organizations, say strategists

News|By Mike Lapointe
The predominant narrative of 10 to 15 years ago was that global institutions were keeping things stable, but 'that narrative has now been turned on its head,' says pollster Nik Nanos.

Feds not planning to limit the use of non-disclosure agreements, despite outcry after Hockey Canada hearings

‘This is the time to move,’ says Senator Marilou McPhedran, to address what has become a default legal device in workplace sexual harassment and racial discrimination settlements.

Ethics committee chair slams RCMP’s ‘point-blank refusal’ to provide information on spyware tools

New federal Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne tells the House Ethics Committee his office learned about the RCMP’s use of spyware on phones and other devices through the media.

Singh’s credibility on the line if Liberals fail to deliver on dental care, says a leading pollster

News|By Abbas Rana
NDP MP Brian Masse said he's looking for indications of whether the Liberals are serious about 'true progressive legislation or just lip service.'

Electric vehicle industry transition among top issues brought to innovation minister in first half of 2022

Canada's auto industry was engaging the federal government in the first six months of 2022 to discuss the opportunities and hurdles of electrification.
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