National Newswatch

Confidence vote on throne speech unlikely until New Year: Rodriguez

Dec 7 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The confidence vote in response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government’s throne speech “probably” won’t happen until 2020. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period with Evan Solomon, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez said that the vote likely won’t happen until the New Year, citing the Liberal’s ability to schedule up to six days […]

Five MPs vying to be next House of Commons Speaker

Dec 4 2019 — Rachel Aiello — There are five Members of Parliament vying to be the next House of Commons speaker: Two Liberals, two Conservatives, and a New Democrat. The MPs who are in the running to be the Speaker are incumbent Liberals Geoff Regan and Anthony Rota, Conservatives Bruce Stanton and Joel Godin, and NDP MP Carol Hughes.

Singh says Prairie premiers ‘distracting’ from real issues, need to ‘do better’

Nov 16 2019 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says that clearly “people are feeling neglected” by Ottawa, but that the way the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are going about raising those concerns are “distracting” from the “real” problems. In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, Singh said that the issues and pressures Albertans and […]

PM Trudeau meets with Bloc Quebecois Leader Blanchet

Nov 13 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet on Parliament Hill, as he continues his week of meetings with the opposition leaders in advance of Parliament resuming on Dec. 5. During a pre-meeting photo opportunity, Trudeau said he was looking forward to discussing their “shared priorities,” listing fighting climate change, affordability, […]

Trudeau to convene new Parliament on Dec. 5

Nov 12 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will convene the new Parliament on Thursday, December 5. The Liberal minority-led 43rd Parliament will begin with the election of a new House of Commons Speaker, and then the prime minister will present a throne speech. In the speech, Trudeau will unveil what his government’s priorities will be, likely to include […]