Plus, the Conservative Party is planning to have a new leader by Labour Day, several days after the Aug. 21 deadline to mail in ballots for the election.
House Speaker Anthony Rota also gently reminded MPs to use a ‘neutral,’ ‘non-partisan’ background during the virtual House sittings.
Plus, the feds announce the creation of the COVID-19 Supply Council, which includes the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, tasked with stockpiling equipment for the pandemic.
Increasing the profile of the Public Health Agency could help sustain public support for funding its operations outside of a pandemic crisis, say health experts.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says legislation to fairly compensate those gun owners will be introduced at the 'first opportunity.'
Plus, the Senate is scheduled to sit and pass the feds' emergency relief package for students, and Ottawa and the B.C. government say they plan to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Wet'suwet'en.
Plus, the Supreme Court pushes back hearings for Ontario and Saskatchewan's carbon-tax appeals.
Plus, the provinces and Ottawa agree to a common 'set of principles' that will guide the gradual reopening of the country's economy amid the pandemic.