From shutdown to ‘hybrid,’ prorogation, voting app, and the ‘undermining of democracy’: MPs, politicos weigh in on Canada’s ‘pandemic Parliament’
Conservative MP James Bezan says 'good riddance' to the virtual Parliament. Outgoing Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould calls it 'toxic and ineffective.' But Donald Savoie and Nik Nanos say the pandemic Parliament actually worked fairly well and, surprisingly, Zoom allowed Canadians to get up close and personal with MPs.
Pandemic Parliament: Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured Sept. 30, 2020, talking to reporters outside the West Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade