Carbon Price Decision & AG Reports

Carbon Price Decision & AG Reports

Carbon Price Decision & AG Reports

Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics. (Public affairs)

In a virtual news conference, federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that the federal government’s carbon-pricing plan is constitutional.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s 6-3 ruling that the federal government’s carbon-pricing plan is constitutional.

In a virtual news conference, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that the federal government’s carbon-pricing plan is constitutional.

On Parliament Hill, Auditor General Karen Hogan discusses her audit reports on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her office looked at the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), the Public Health Agency of Canada’s pandemic response preparedness, and pandemic measures relating to surveillance and border control. She also examined the “Investing in Canada” infrastructure plan.

Federal ministers Bill Blair (public safety and emergency preparedness), Patty Hajdu (health), Diane Lebouthillier (national revenue), Catherine McKenna (infrastructure and communities), and Carla Qualtrough (employment, workforce development and disability inclusion) hold a virtual news conference following the release of Auditor General Karen Hogan’s reports on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her office looked at the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), the Public Health Agency of Canada’s pandemic response preparedness, and pandemic measures relating to surveillance and border control. The auditor general also examined the “Investing in Canada” infrastructure plan.