Safe Drinking Water and Making Parliament Work
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics.
In a news conference on Parliament Hill, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller provides an update on the long-term drinking water advisories in Indigenous communities. He is joined by Christiane Fox, the deputy minister of Indigenous Services. The minister announces the launch of a website to track the progress of lifted advisories. He also announces that 100 long-term drinking advisories have now been lifted since 2015.
Conservative Party House leader Gérard Deltell discusses the challenges associated with making the current minority Parliament work.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a virtual news conference following the weekly meeting of his party’s caucus.
In a news conference on Parliament Hill, Yves-François Blanchet, the leader of the Bloc Québécois, discusses Bill C-216, a private member’s bill in proposed by Bloc Québécois MP Louis Plamondon concerning proposed protections for agricultural supply management. The Bloc leader is joined by party critics Yves Perron (agriculture) and Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay (international trade). Blanchet also comments on the possibility of the Liberals triggering an election after the prime minister suggested the minority Parliament was not working, mostly due to obstructionism caused by the Conservatives.
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul holds a virtual news conference to discuss the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and racialized communities.