Intrepid by media reports that the government the long-awaited annual budget will not be tabled before April – and not, according to the Globe and Mail source, in “early April” at that – the Preservatives devote a full day of debate in the House to their argument in favor of the as yet unplanned fiscal roadmap to include “measures to support workers in the hospitality, tourism and charitable sectors badly affected” as well as “repayable loans to airlines, in exchange for reimbursements to consumers, job guarantees, restrictions on frameworks, compensation and restoration of regional roads.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole booked a pre-meeting press conference to go over the details of the motion, which is being held on behalf of the party’s new finance spokesperson, Ed Fast, and will be presented to MPs later this morning, with the vote likely being Wednesday afternoon. (9:30 AM)
But while he will undoubtedly do his best to keep the spotlight on the minority Liberal fiscal record, O’Toole should be prepared to answer questions about a new push from his small but well-organized socio-conservative wing. party to put abortion on the agenda for next week’s virtual political convention.
Like the star reported yesterday, the latest email from Campaign Life Coalition, an “influential conservative social group,” reveals that the group “is planning an end to the federal Conservative headquarters to force a vote on the party’s position on the issue. abortion, thanks to a resolution that “would integrate anti-abortion language into the party’s constitution.
The group “only needs 100 delegates from different constituencies to support a debate on their amendment,” the Star notes, and CLC chairman Jeff Gunnarson says they already have “the support to force a vote. direct by yes or no to the congress. “
Also touring the Hill media circuit this morning: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who joins Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam, as good as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc, for a COVID-19 update before opening the floor and the phone lines to questions from journalists. (11:30 AM)
During this time, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh booked a mid-morning Zoom conference to discuss his party’s plan to “continue to help Canadians during this pandemic,” including, according to the advisory, “to provide assistance to small businesses struggling to survive. keep their doors open “. (10:30 am)
Ultimately, Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet will review his party’s position on Justice Minister David Lametti’s proposal to change access to physician-assisted dying laws, which has undergone a substantial rewrite on the Senate floor and is now back in the House of Commons, thanks to a government motion that recommends that MPs reject many of the changes made by the upper house. (10h00)
IN THE BEDROOM
After completing a full day of debate on the Conservatives’ call to step up pandemic support measures, MPs will turn their attention to Bloc Québécois Louis Plamandon advocate to formally and definitively prohibit the Minister of Foreign Affairs from “committing on behalf of the Government of Canada, by a treaty or an international trade agreement” to increase or reduce tariffs on “certain products” – in particular, ” dairy, poultry or eggs ”, all of which are subject to supply management – which will be the subject of a decisive second reading vote tomorrow.
OUTSIDE THE ENCLOSURE
Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan and Minister of the Environment Jonathan Wilkinson team up to “recognize a milestone in carbon capture, use and storage” as well as “Canada’s energy future” in a “virtual ceremony” to celebrate Improve energycarbon capture pipeline. (1:30 p.m.)
Minister of Small Business Mary Ng is booked for back-to-back video appearances today, starting with a noon speech at Prospectors and promoters Canada annual conference, during which she will discuss “Canada’s international trade perspective”, which she will continue with an afternoon expert session at the Feminist Response and Recovery Summit before joining the other trade ministers of Chile, Singapore and New Zealand to launch the APEC Business Advisory Council Digital Symposium Later in the night.
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