The Liberals and NDP have embraced contempt for Parliament | The National Post


Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | Recently, a two party agreement was reached in Parliament: the NDP supported the Liberals’ motion to suspend regular sittings of Parliament until September, while the Liberals promised to push for a federal policy guaranteeing 10 days of paid sick leave to workers. Given the social distancing guidelines espoused by health experts, is the continued suspension of in-person Parliamentary proceedings actually in the interest of public health? Or is it a ploy by the Liberals to avoid answering tough questions and dealing with non-COVID political issues? Max Bell School Associate Professor Andrew Potter weighs in.


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