NDP’s Proposed Wealth Tax and Bloc on Wage Subsidy – November 5, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Health Minister Patty Hajdu and members of cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and more.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh takes part in a conversation in Ottawa with economist Angella MacEwen about his party’s proposal to implement taxes for wealthy Canadians and excess profits for large corporations. Singh speaks with reporters following the discussion.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill. He discusses the federal government’s legislation (C-9) that would provide direct access to emergency rent relief for businesses strongly impacted by COVID-19 and would extend the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until June 2021. The Bloc leader announces that his party will propose an amendment to the bill that would prohibit access to the wage subsidy for federal political parties. He is also asking parties to refund the money they received from the emergency program.