Bloc Leader on OAS Benefits, Chief of the Defence Staff Allegations

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Bloc Leader on OAS Benefits, Chief of the Defence Staff Allegations

In a news conference on Parliament Hill, Yves-François Blanchet, the leader of the Bloc Québécois, discusses his party’s opposition day motion, which is set to be debated in the House of Commons. The motion calls on the federal government to increase Old Age Security payments by $110 per month. The Bloc leader also responds to questions about Canada’s new chief of the defence staff stepping down voluntarily while being investigated for unspecified misconduct allegations. Admiral Art McDonald was appointed as the top military commander on December 23, 2020, and he assumed command on January 14. His predecessor General Jonathan Vance is now himself the subject of investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct. (February 25, 2021) (no interpretation)