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Politics This Morning: Freeland set to pitch Senate on pandemic aid bill

Plus, Minister Marco Mendicino appears before the House Public Safety Committee.
Under the policy, and the Canada Labour Code, employees have the right to identify an unsafe situation to file a formal health and safety complaint and the right to refuse dangerous work.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's second fiscal update forecast deficits in decline and sets aside funds to stem the pandemic’s spread amid the ‘mounting threat of Omicron.’
Bringing transformational change is ‘a daunting task’ and ‘the greatest challenge of our times,’ says Wayne Eyre, Canada’s top military commander.
Plus, New Brunswick expected to ink a deal with Ottawa on $10-a-day daycare deal with the prime minister kicking off the day with an early presser with the province’s premier.
Auditor General Karen Hogan found the agency did not know whether more than a third of travellers complied with quarantine orders between June 2020 and July 2021.
Government House Leader Mark Holland says an internal review of the harassment policy presented to the all-party committee shows how ‘robust’ the system is.
Senators say the Upper Chamber should soon finish its work on Bill S-2, which would give better pay and official status to the leaders of the three new groups in the Senate
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier's job will be improving public service recruitment, and strengthening oversight on spending and financial reporting in the government's multi-billion-dollar spending estimates.
The Liberals, NDP, and Bloc Québécois say they support a verification process to double check any MPs who have received a medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Plus NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is jet-setting today, with stops in Nunavut, Quebec, and B.C.
Among the 54 Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tapped to make up his team, Pierre Poilievre has returned to his role as Finance critic, and Michelle Rempel Garner has moved from Health to Natural Resources.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will deliver remarks today at the 64th annual convention of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.
But removing military judges from the chain of command, among other reforms, would help shift culture, says the lawyer who assisted in the former justice’s review of the system.
Plus, three federal public service unions are expressing concerns over the federal government’s call for workers to be vaccinated by end of month.
Canada’s multicultural policy, adopted 50 years ago in a world first, is ‘one of our country's greatest achievements,’ says ISG Senator Donna Dasko at a panel dissecting the half-century anniversary.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vacationing in Tofino, B.C., and ISG Senator Peter Boehm is speaking at a webinar discussing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legacy.
The House of Commons will return ‘before the end of fall,’ said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who announced new mandatory vaccination measures to kickstart his post-election priorities.
Plus, some Tories publicly backed Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole following calls for his ouster, while one re-elected Conservative criticized the embattled leader.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Windsor, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in Sherbrooke, Que., and Nova Scotia, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is in London and St. Catharines.
Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has apologized for his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plus, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is making a bunch of stops today in Bloc- and Liberal-held Quebec ridings.
Plus, the federal leaders are back at it tonight for round two, with the two-hour English-language debate kicking off at 9 p.m.
Plus, former Liberal MP Raj Saini is no longer a Liberal candidate after the party reverses course on reports that he was inappropriate with Liberal staffers.
Plus, the Bloc Québécois and NDP leaders are both in Montreal today, while Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole stays in Ottawa, marking his eighth day in the capital during the campaign.
Plus, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau are holding a morning presser to give an update on the situation in Afghanistan.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has his sights on key orange Ontario ridings and making inroads on old seats in the Windsor area and Hamilton, where the prime minister is also headed.
Plus, after six years as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s president, Natan Obed, has been acclaimed to the position for a third term.
Elections Canada says it is preparing for between 2.3 million and up to five million mail-in ballots, depending on COVID-19 case numbers, up from the 50,000 postal ballots received in the 2019 election.
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