‘All we need is just one incident and we’re going to be back trying to defend our expenses again,' Sen. Elizabeth Marshall says. Progress is stalled on creating a committee meant to oversee Senators' spending.
This month, the Energy and Transport committees will hit the road to study bills C-48 and C-69, with a combined budget of $628,732.
The Upper Chamber will switch over to a new payroll system provided by ADP Canada in the new year, after months of testing.
Changes the Senate Legal Affairs Committee is proposing to Bill C-58 include a 30-day limit to extensions beyond the initial 30-day window government departments have to respond to requests.
The Board of Internal Economy approved $2.49-million in new human resources funding to help MPs better respond to what HR chief Pierre Parent calls ‘evolving social expectations.’
As the last minister for status of women and the first for women and gender equality, Maryam Monsef says she’s cementing a path forged by her predecessors, but critics say the new mandate could 'dilute' the mission.
‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
One of the lessons learned from the West Block reno was that MPs weren’t consulted enough, says House deputy clerk Michel Patrice.