Federal Broadcast Bill and Military Misconduct Scandal – May 3, 2021

Federal Broadcast Bill and Military Misconduct Scandal – May 3, 2021

Federal Broadcast Bill and Military Misconduct Scandal – May 3, 2021

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

Julie Dabrusin, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian Heritage, holds a virtual news conference to discuss the Commons heritage committee’s study of the federal government’s bill to update the Broadcasting Act. An amendment to Bill C-10 has sparked public outcry over the potential regulation of user-generated content on social media platforms.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss the federal government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces. His party is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire his chief of staff Katie Telford over her alleged knowledge of allegations made against the former chief of the defence staff, General Jonathan Vance. The Conservative leader is also asked about the government’s broadcasting bill (C-10) now facing a public outcry over the potential regulation of user-generated content on social media platforms.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill about his repeated call for the federal government to improve the paid-sick leave program amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also asked about Canada’s vaccine rollout and about the government’s broadcasting bill (C-10) that has sparked public outcry over the potential regulation of user-generated content on social media platforms. The NDP leader is also asked about a motion from the Conservative party regarding the government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces. Conservatives are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire his chief of staff Katie Telford over her alleged knowledge of allegations made against the former chief of the defence staff, General Jonathan Vance.