MPs Pass Govt Motion on House Sitting Schedule – May 26, 2020

House of Commons Proceedings

MPs Pass Govt Motion on House Sitting Schedule – May 26, 2020

Members of Parliament complete their consideration of a government motion concerning the schedule for House of Commons sittings during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The motion, which has been debated for two days, passes with support from Liberal, NDP, and Green Party MPs.

The motion calls for the expansion of the meeting schedule for the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic from three to four days a week until June 18, with hybrid meetings that would combine MPs in the chamber with those joining by video link. The government is also proposing four House sittings to be held in July and August that will allow opposition parties to question ministers on matters unrelated to COVID -19. The House would also sit on June 17 to consider government spending requirements.