House of Commons

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Monday, February 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

House of Commons passes Emergencies Act motion after fractious debate

Motion to confirm declaration of emergency powers passed 185-151

 

Victoria MP and NDP member Laurel Collins spoke during question period Feb. 7 to reiterate calls for the federal government to increase health care funding. (CPAC.ca)

Island MP brings region’s chronic doctor shortage to Ottawa debate

Clinic closures prompt NDP’s Laurel Collins to reiterate call for more healthcare funding

 

A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. mother pens bill that would add adults to missing person alert systems

Alerts currently only issued for children under 18 and missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia

 

A screen shot of MP Mark Strahl asking when dairy farmers will get their due compensation from the latest trade deal. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)

Fraser Valley MP demands dairy farmers be told when they’ll be compensated

‘Recent trade deals have given away more of Canada’s dairy market to foreign farmers’ – Mark Strahl

A screen shot of MP Mark Strahl asking when dairy farmers will get their due compensation from the latest trade deal. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)
Jagmeet Singh removed from Commons after calling BQ MP racist over blocked RCMP motion

Jagmeet Singh removed from Commons after calling BQ MP racist over blocked RCMP motion

Singh had asked the Commons to recognize there is systemic racism in the RCMP

Jagmeet Singh removed from Commons after calling BQ MP racist over blocked RCMP motion
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (The Canadian Press)

‘Hybrid’ model could work, says PM as parties negotiate House of Commons’ return

The House of Commons has turned into a special COVID-19 committee, meeting three times a week

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (The Canadian Press)
Steven James of Chilliwack, on Feb. 10, 2020.

B.C. mom’s drug-pricing petition on behalf of son garners thousands of signatures

Petition geared to gaining access to new medicines drew support of Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl

Steven James of Chilliwack, on Feb. 10, 2020.
Tories want Parliament declared ‘essential service,’ regular House sittings

Tories want Parliament declared ‘essential service,’ regular House sittings

‘This is about whether or not a country like Canada can have a functional Parliament during a crisis’

Tories want Parliament declared ‘essential service,’ regular House sittings