Net-Zero Emissions Plan, Report on RCMP Culture – November 19, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters in Ottawa after making an announcement about Canada’s plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The federal government has introduced legislation (C-12) that lays out its plan for meeting the country’s emissions targets. The prime minister is joined by Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill about former Supreme Court justice Michel Bastarache’s report on the RCMP. The former justice says that the RCMP’s toxic culture has allowed a systemic pattern of misogynistic, racist, and homophobic attitudes to persist.
During Question Period, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to questions concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and more.