January 30, 2018

Scrums

January 30, 2018

After his announcement on Canada’s commitment to the International Decade for People of African Descent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions about his government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations, his comments about members of a far-right Quebec nationalist group, and former Liberal politicians entering the legal cannabis industry. Also speaking on these issues are Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett responds to questions about a $1.1-billion lawsuit on behalf of former patients of discontinued government-run segregated “Indian hospitals” over abuse and mistreatment.

National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to reporters about a special monetary allowance for injured soldiers and the government’s relationship with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing.