'What Blanchet has said again and again is, ‘We’ll take a position in accordance with what’s in the best interest of Quebec,’ allowing him not to have to take a left or right stance more generally': Sébastien Dallaire.
Plus, the PM will meet with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and will make an appearance at the National Liberal Caucus' holiday party at the Shaw Centre.
Mr. Kenney’s other demands include calling for a 'fixed,' 'firm' timeline for completing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney comes face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
MPs will mark the first Question Period of the new parliamentary session.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
For the first time, all the pomp and circumstance of electing a Speaker and watching the Speech from the Throne will unfold in two separate buildings, with Centre Block still undergoing a decade's worth of renovations.
Incumbent House Speaker Geoff Regan says he expects MPs will be largely influenced by their peers' assessments of the candidates in casting their ballots for the new Speaker.