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iPolitics AM: Liberals to launch bid to restore remote sittings – iPolitics

Nov 24, 2021

With the minority Liberal government’s plans having been formally presented to Canadians via the speech from the throne delivered by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon yesterday afternoon, there’s one last “first” to come now that the formal rites and rituals accompanying the launch of a new session have been crossed off the list: namely, the inaugural question period of the 44th Parliament.

For the first time since the House of Commons shut down for the summer in mid-June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will face his cross-aisle counterparts in person this afternoon as his opposition rivals cross-examine him over what was — and, just as crucial, wasn’t — included in the throne speech, as well as other issues on the political radar, from the federal response to the ongoing weather crisis on the West Coast to surging interest rates to the latest steps — forward and backward — on Indigenous reconciliation. (2 PM)

Before that gets underway, however, most MPs will spend the morning behind the tightly closed doors of their respective caucus rooms, where all four parties are slated to hold their regularly scheduled Wednesday meet-ups.

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