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Morning Brief: When will Parliament return? – iPolitics
by ahnationtalk onApril 9, 202045 Views
Apr 9, 2020
Good morning, readers.
As of Wednesday night, Parliament is still awaiting its recall as the wage subsidy bill continues to be held up over disagreements between the governing Liberal and opposition Conservatives.
As the National Post reports, the big sticking point is that Liberals want a “virtual” Parliament while the Conservatives want to have Parliament come back in person but with reduced numbers and regular sittings.
The issue is delaying the passing of the $73 billion wage subsidy legislation that must be approved before cheques to businesses can start flowing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that the government welcomes the scrutiny of the opposition, but wants to convene a virtual parliament with more participants.