National Newswatch

Tories urged to reconsider compromise on documents about fired scientists

Jan 18 2022 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Government House leader Mark Holland is urging the Conservatives to reconsider their rejection of a compromise proposal that would allow MPs to finally see unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory. In a letter Tuesday to his Conservative counterpart, Gerard Deltell, Holland reiterates his proposal to allow […]

Order to produce docs on fired scientists ended with dissolution of Parliament: Rota

Dec 9 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — The Conservatives have lost their bid to resurrect a House of Commons order demanding the release of secret documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory. Commons Speaker Anthony Rota ruled Thursday that the order expired, along with all other business before the House, when Parliament was dissolved […]

Clock already ticking on Liberal promise to introduce host of bills in first 100 days

Nov 15 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — After getting off to an arguably slow start since winning re-election on Sept. 20, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government appears poised to go into hyperdrive with next week's resumption of Parliament. The Liberals promised more than a dozen initiatives in their election platform — including the introduction or reintroduction of at least eight bills […]