Federal Broadcast Bill and Pandemic Election Bill – May 10, 2021
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics. (Public affairs)
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.
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet discusses a time allocation motion from the government regarding the bill on a safe election during the COVID-19 pandemic (C-19). The Bloc leader also faces questions on the link between demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions and far-right groups.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill where he reiterates his call for the federal government to improve the paid-sick leave program to fight the spread of COVID-19. The NDP leader also faces questions on the link between demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions and far-right groups.