Vaccine Rollout, Dock Workers’ Strike & Paid Sick Leave – April 26, 2021

Vaccine Rollout, Dock Workers’ Strike & Paid Sick Leave – April 26, 2021

Vaccine Rollout, Dock Workers’ Strike & Paid Sick Leave – April 26, 2021

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

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a news conference on Parliament Hill. He faces questions about Canadian aid to India as that country is ravaged by COVID-19, the strike involving dock workers at the Port of Montreal, and international travel restrictions.

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet discusses the strike by dock workers at the Port of Montreal. The federal government has indicated it is prepared to table legislation aimed at ending the labour dispute if an agreement is not reached between the dock workers’ union and the Maritime Employers Association; Labour Minister Filomena Tassi has a back-to-work bill on the House of Commons notice paper.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss improving access to paid sick leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NDP leader faces questions about Canadian aid to India as that country is ravaged by COVID-19, the strike involving dock workers at the Port of Montreal, and international travel restrictions.