Royal Assent for Bill C-3 & Katie Telford Testifies – May 7, 2021
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics. (Public affairs)
Justice Minister David Lametti holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss the Senate’s passage of the federal government’s legislation requiring new federally appointed judges to undergo training about sexual assault law. Bill C-3 has also received royal assent. The legislation is based on a private member’s bill introduced by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose in 2017. The justice minister is also asked about the government’s bill to update Canada’s Broadcasting Act. An amendment to Bill C-10 has sparked public outcry over the potential regulation of user-generated content on social media platforms. The House of Commons heritage committee will be sending the bill to the minister for a Charter review.
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 parked 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, where he discusses the latest job numbers for Canada.
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Bloc Québécois justice critic Rhéal Fortin discusses the testimony of Katie Telford, the prime minister’s chief of staff, in front of the Standing Committee on National Defence as part of its study of the misconduct allegations against General Jonathan Vance, the former chief of the defence staff. He is joined by Bloc MP Xavier-Barsalou-Duval.