Alberta Mirror

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Opposition parties yell out Trudeau above the late restart of Parliament

Key takeaways: 

  • Parliamentary committees have still to be gathered, parliamentary secretaries have not still been called.
  • Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole states the Liberal government has been reluctant to get back to the trade of ruling. 

Opposition leaders blame Trudeau for a late start: 

With the recently re-elected Liberal government almost a month into its third season and Parliament still not up and running as normal, the Opposition Conservatives are blaming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for hauling his heels.

“The prime minister said he was calling a pandemic election because it was a pivotal time for our country,” Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole spoke Tuesday while his speech in response to the throne speech in the House of Commons. Source – cbc.ca

The Conservative leader told Trudeau “took his sweet time to bring the House of Commons back to be accountable to Canadians at this pivotal time. So pivotal that, three months after, he has still not put in place the full structure of government, committees and Parliament.” Source – cbc.ca

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The Parliamentary committees that study legislation have not yet been gathered and parliamentary secretaries — MPs who assist ministers giving out their services — still have not been called by Trudeau.

The House leaders for the parties gathered Tuesday afternoon to consider a way forward for committees and law but it could be the following week before Parliament has its committees up and functioning.

Beginning in the day, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Mark Holland stated committees could be up and working by Christmas with approval from the other parties.

During the federal election, the Liberals pledged almost a dozen actions in the initial 100 days of a new command — including the installation or reintroduction of at least eight bills.

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