Bills on French Proficiency and Universal Pharmacare – November 18, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu responds to questions about the federal government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill ahead of a meeting of his party’s caucus. He outlines a bill from the party that will be debated the next day. The proposed legislation would require anyone who applies for Canadian citizenship from Quebec is able to show a fair knowledge of the French language. This comes in the wake of Liberal MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos’s comments, which have been criticized for questioning the decline of the French language in Montreal.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and House leader Peter Julian discuss Julian’s private member’s bill aimed at establishing universal pharmacare coverage in Canada.
Conservative MPs Gérard Deltell, Shannon Stubbs, Scott Aitchison, and Pierre Paul-Hus speak with journalists prior to this morning’s caucus meeting.