Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
'How is that going to fit with the Competition Bureau and privacy commissioner, because those two agencies have really been leading the charge when it comes to data issues?' asks Ottawa U Prof. Teresa Scassa.
Statistics Canada data shows businesses are still primarily focused on procuring PPE like hand sanitizer and disinfectant, even as the science shows a need for more focus on measures that curb aerosol transmission.
A new approach to healthcare governance and an increased focus on the social determinants of health are two key lessons, among many more, that experts say are crucial to learn from this pandemic to prepare for the next o
The House Health Committee has played a key accountability role during the pandemic, opposition MPs say, but they've had to fight for information, and are still waiting to see federal vaccine contracts.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is set for renewal in 2023 and consultations are taking place this summer, with AgriStability programs likely to be a big focus, stakeholders and Parliamentarians say.
'If they can make that roadmap fit ... I think it’ll grant them a tremendous amount of confidence because it takes so much uncertainty off the table,' says Indigenous Advisory Committee chairperson Tyrone McNeil.
With Canada's supply of COVID-19 vaccines dropping below initially expected numbers in the coming weeks, experts argue this period presents an opportunity to ensure the mass-vaccination campaign runs smoothly.
Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
The first ministers' meeting will take place just day after Health Canada gave regulatory approval to Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine, setting the stage for vaccinations to start as early as the middle of next week.
'Just planting the trees isn’t enough, they have to be looked after, particularly in urban situations,' says UBC professor John Innes. 'A lot of the effectiveness of this program will be dependent on the aftercare.'
The aerospace industry is a big contributor to GDP and employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Many of Canada's biggest competitors in the space, like France, have doled out billions in sector specific relief.