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IN THE NEWS | Hybrid Parliament ready to launch, House officials say in previously confidential report

Published: May 20, 2020

published: 2020-05-19 19:50 (EST) Globe and Mail.com Politics, Words: 733 Hybrid Parliament ready to launch, House officials say in previously confidential report Report comes as Liberals and opposition debate whether to extend the current suspension of Parliament by: Bill Curry The House of Commons administration says it is ready and able to implement a U.K.-style […]

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IN THE NEWS | Federal relief spending now exceeds $150-billion

Published: May 15, 2020

published: 2020-05-15 Globe and Mail (Ontario) Report on Business | B1, Words: 654 Government’s total spending has increased by nearly $6-billion in the past two weeks by: Bill Curry Federal spending on COVID-19 measures now stands at $151.7-billion, according to the Finance Department’s latest tally of government announcements. As part of an agreement with the […]

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IN THE NEWS | New Westminster-Burnaby MP: time for a shared sacrifice

Published: April 28, 2020

Theresa McManus / New West Record April 28, 2020 12:35 PM  New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian, left, dropped by city hall a few months ago to deliver his Pharmacare C213 – An Act to Enact Canada Pharmacare Act to Mayor Jonathan Cote. On Julian’s invitation, Cote appeared before the federal finance committee last week. […]

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IN THE NEWS | Parties talking about how to proceed with Parliament

Published: April 15, 2020

published: 2020-04-15 Red Deer Advocate Covid-19 | A16, Words: 364 POLITICS OTTAWA – Talks that would scrap the scheduled return of Parliament next week are getting underway as all federal parties grapple with how to keep democratic institutions together while Canadians continue to be urged to stay apart. MPs agreed March 13 to suspend Parliament […]

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IN THE NEWS | Talks among parties on how to proceed with Parliament underway

Published: April 14, 2020

published: 2020-04-14 Canadian Press Newswire OTTAWA _ Talks that would scrap the scheduled return of Parliament next week are getting underway as all federal parties grapple with how to keep democratic institutions together while Canadians continue to be urged to stay apart. MPs agreed March 13 to suspend Parliament as public health officials across the […]

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IN THE NEWS | NDP MPs call for rent relief for small businesses

Published: April 13, 2020

by Carl Meyer, National Observer B.C. NDP members called on Ottawa to offer relief to small business commercial renters as Parliament passed a mammoth $71-billion wage subsidy bill on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for businesses, nonprofits and charities, approved on April 11, the most significant economic […]

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IN THE NEWS | Party leaders speak before Parliament reconvenes to debate wage subsidy bill

Published: April 11, 2020

published: 2020-04-11 09:12 (EST) CBC.ca: Politics by: Raisa Patel Politics, Words: 511 Canada’s opposition leaders have returned to Ottawa ahead of the House of Commons reconvening Saturday afternoon to debate the federal government’s wage subsidy legislation. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and the Leader of the Official Opposition Andrew Scheer are […]

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