Protecting Pacific Salmon and Tackling the Housing Crisis – June 8, 2021
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics. (Public affairs)
At a virtual press conference, Bernadette Jordan, the federal minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces the federal government is launching a $647-million strategy to protect and restore Canada’s Pacific wild salmon populations. This amount was previously announced in the 2021 federal budget. She is joined by Jonathan Wilkinson, the minister of environment and climate change, and Terry Beech, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of fisheries.
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Conservative MPs Brad Vis and Gérard Deltell outline the party’s opposition day motion, which is set to be debated in the House of Commons. The motion calls on the federal government to take actions in response to the rising cost of housing, including examining a temporary freeze on home purchases by non-resident foreign buyers.