House of Commons tests virtual voting ahead of throne speech

Tests of how MPs can vote virtually are underway ahead of the planned return of Parliament Wednesday. The Liberal minority government is set to deliver a speech from the throne … Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

Three Canadian grocery giants that pulled out of a temporary wage top-up program for frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic have been called to explain their decision to MPs. In … Read More

Remote voting amid coronavirus can be done securely: House of Commons Speaker

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 2, 2020 2:51 pm Updated June 2, 2020 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: NDP demands paid sick leave if Liberals suspend full Commons’ sittings

Federal New Democrats are conditioning their support for a plan to continue suspending full House of Commons sittings on real action from the Liberal government on paid sick leave for … Read More

Coronavirus: MPs set to meet to decide on resuming Parliament amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 6:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The House of Commons is … Read More

Trudeau pushing for 10 days of paid sick leave from provinces amid coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll push the provinces to give workers 10 days of paid sick leave a year as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. That appears … Read More

Conservatives propose declaring Parliament an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 crisis

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 12:44 pm Updated May 22, 2020 12:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: Bloc threatens supporting in-person HoC sittings unless demands met

The Bloc Quebecois is threatening to support a resumption of in-person sittings of the House of Commons five days a week if the Trudeau government doesn’t agree to a number … Read More

Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing thrice-weekly meetings of a special … Read More

Liberals seeking input on possible virtual sittings of the House of Commons

The Liberals are seeking input on how the House of Commons could sit without MPs having to travel to Parliament Hill amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Government House Leader Pablo … Read More

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