'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.
'There have been a number of programs that were rolled out initially that didn't take into account the unique circumstances of Indigenous business,' says Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business president Tabatha Bull.
The Liberal's defence policy, Strong, Secure and Engaged, could be in for post-pandemic trouble. Vance was in the military during the 1990s "decade of darkness" and could be around for another round of big cuts.
In April, MPs received a 2.1 per cent pay increase. This raised MPs' base salary by just more than $3,750 annually, from $178,900 to $182,656. If every MP gave to charities, it would be a total of nearly $1.3-million.
The virus-induced economic slowdown comes at a tough time for the agri-food industry, which was already struggling with international trade restrictions, the affects of poor harvests, and fallout from recent rail disrupt
The elbow-tap greeting, which has taken Parliament Hill by storm over the last few days, was the most common handshake replacement. Toe-tapping was also happening, though more so among the younger staffers.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau is facing criticism over how he's handled the recent blockades, but behind the scenes in political Ottawa, he's considered 'a great brief' and 'exceptionally well-informed about his files.