D-Day Ceremony at Juno Beach, Grassy Narrows Report – June 6, 2019

D-Day Ceremony at Juno Beach, Grassy Narrows Report – June 6, 2019

D-Day Ceremony at Juno Beach, Grassy Narrows Report – June 6, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a speech at a ceremony at Canada’s Juno Beach Centre to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Prime minister holds a news conference afterwards where he is asked about the MMIWG report, the ratification of the New NAFTA, growing tensions with China, and more.

Baskut Tuncak, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics, holds a news conference in Ottawa to discuss his findings on Canada’s record on protecting Indigenous rights and the discarding of hazardous waste. Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle speaks to the media about the struggle to resolve his community’s problems due to mercury exposure. Independent MP Jane Philpott also responds to reporters about the Grassy Narrows file.

Democratic Institution Minister Karina Gould speaks to reporters and calls for Twitter to get on board with the government’s declaration for election integrity.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau answers questions about rules for the aviation industry related to cannabis.

More on this day...

By Andrew Thomson | Updated June 6, 2019 9:53amET

Senators vote this afternoon (approx. 5:30pm ET) on whether to adopt a committee report calling for an end to Bill C-48 -- the government's legislation to ban oil tanker traffic along B.C.'s north coast.

On today’s order paper in the House of Commons: bills C-97 (budget implementation), C-101 (tariffs), and C-93 (cannabis pardons).

A bill from outgoing NDP MP Linda Duncan to create an Environmental Bill of Rights is debated for the first time.

On the committee agenda:
  • Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau appears at the Commons agriculture committee as part of the estimates process. WATCH LIVE at 11am ET / 8am PT
  • The Commons justice committee is holding an in camera briefing on online hate with Facebook executive Kevin Chan.