Plus, People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier ties the knot in Florida, Graham Fraser and Lisa LaFlamme among Order of Canada honorees, and PROC pushes for parallel proposal.
Public opinion research spending reaches three-year high of $15.3 million, with Health Canada dominating departmental spending.
'Canada Day is a day to celebrate our success, but also to reflect on the work that needs to be done,' said NDP MP Gord Johns of the festivities that will overtake the country over the long weekend.
'What I don’t believe this to be, is a place where three colleagues are now asked to be making some pretty major decisions,' said Conservative MP Candice Bergen of the role of a working group of MPs.
MPs have spent a total of $151-million, which represents an increase of about 2.4 per cent from the 2017-18 year, which saw MPs spend a total of $147.7-million.
Educational attainment is correlated with higher earnings and employment rates in Indigenous communities, as well as better health, according to studies.
Cultural diplomacy, the report argued, can play a role in enhancing Canada's reputation through 'soft power, persuasions, attraction, and influence.'
Amidst increasing international competition for a stake in the Arctic, China is investing in long-term infrastructure projects, while Canada is banned from drilling oil due to a five-year moratorium.