Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez and Conservative deputy leader Candice Bergen speak with reporters on Parliament Hill following the vote on the Conservative motion to create a special committee to investigate WE Charity affair and other alleged ethical breaches involving the government.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and deputy commissioner Brian Brennan speak with reporters in Ottawa about the police force’s response to the recent incidents of violence and vandalism directed at Mi’kmaw lobster fishers in Nova Scotia. The incidents come amid an ongoing disagreement between the Sipekne’katik First Nation and non-Indigenous commercial fishers over the right of the Mi’kmaq to maintain a “moderate livelihood” fishery outside of the commercial season.