Get some relaxation on this lengthy weekend as a result of subsequent Tuesday we’re formally within the final 5 weeks of the assembly days earlier than the home pronounces for the summer time. The federal government has a protracted to-do record to work on, and the specter of an election nonetheless looms, so the weeks forward may get wild. Listed below are two tips and tips that may observe subsequent week.
Finances execution – once more
The Authorities Finances Execution Act will proceed to be a serious focus subsequent week. It stays in the home for the second studying.
Background: A invoice implementing sure provisions of the price range was first tabled and browse on April 30 – the price range itself was tabled on April 19 – and has since had a four-day second studying debate.
Inexperienced MP Elizabeth Might raised issues concerning the invoice’s proposal to section out wage subsidies and insufficiently subsidize the tourism sector. Conservative MP Rosemarie Falk has known as the federal government’s first price range in two years “an expenditure price range, not a progress price range”, claiming that “important quantities are being spent on the liberal authorities’s personal partisan pursuits”. And multiple MP from Bloc Québécois opposed the invoice to not enhance federal well being transfers.
Why it issues: Liberals want some momentum to push their collective invoice ahead and get it handed earlier than summer time. Just like the price range itself, the invoice is a matter of belief, which implies that failure to get assist from any of the opposition events will spell the demise of the minority authorities. The continued stalling of key authorities payments within the Home of Representatives may give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a cause to wrap them up, maintain elections, and hope for a majority within the subsequent spherical.
Subsequent Steps: The Home will resume the second studying debate on Invoice C-30 on Tuesday. The price range implementation invoice can also be “pre-examined” by the next committees: Senate Authorized and Constitutional Affairs; Social affairs, science and know-how; Banking, commerce and trade; and international affairs and worldwide commerce.
When Treasury Secretary Chrystia Freeland takes her seat on Wednesday, she is going to probably be asking questions concerning the price range, key estimates, and her division. So take care.
Obstetrics in Canada
The Standing Committee on Girls’s Standing continues to overview midwifery providers throughout Canada.
Background: The committee started its examine on Might 6, after Laurentian College suspended its midwifery program – together with 68 different applications – as a part of a judicial monetary reorganization. Laurentian’s is one in every of solely three midwifery applications in Ontario and the one bilingual program of its sort in Canada.
Why it issues: As former college member of the Faculty of Midwifery, Buffy Fulton-Breathat, wrote in a letter to the committee earlier this month, Laurentian’s program is not only Canada’s solely bilingual midwifery program. It’s also the one midwifery program that focuses on rural and distant care. Therefore, its cancellation is a extreme blow to the obstetric care of ladies in Canada’s distant, northern and indigenous communities.
Midwives working in Canada’s northern and indigenous communities present care in low-care services the place the closest facility providing perinatal providers may very well be tons of of kilometers away. Caring for Canadian ladies in such places just isn’t a spotlight of the remaining Ontario midwifery applications at Ryerson and McMaster Universities.
What now: When the Standing of Girls committee meets on Tuesday, it’ll hear statements from representatives from the Affiliation of Ontario Midwives, the Nationwide Aboriginal Council of Midwives, the Regroupement Les Sages-femmes du Québec, the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council and Laurentian College.
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