iPolitics AM: Trudeau, Blanchet booked in for pre-sitting chat – iPolitics

iPolitics AM: Trudeau, Blanchet booked in for pre-sitting chat – iPolitics

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202138 Views

Oct 19, 2021

In what’s become a pre-sitting tradition since his government lost its majority control of the House of Commons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will kick off the first round of one-on-one negotiations with his opposition counterparts today.

According to his official itinerary, he’ll start with Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, who leads the third-largest contingent of MPs in the chamber yet again, courtesy of the party’s 32 seats — exactly what it had in the previous Parliament.

While details of those discussions will likely remain under wraps for now, Trudeau will probably be obliged to defend his decision to wait more than two months to start the process of reopening the House for regular parliamentary business.

Read More: https://ipolitics.ca/2021/10/19/ipolitics-am-trudeau-blanchet-to-have-pre-sitting-chat/

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