Saturday, July 13, 2024
ADVT 
National

Liberals kick off their winter caucus retreat

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 26 Jan, 2023 01:17 PM
  • Liberals kick off their winter caucus retreat

OTTAWA - Liberal members of Parliament began a three-day caucus retreat today, during which they are expected to strategize about their priorities before Parliament returns next week.

The federal party's caucus chair says their first priority is making life more affordable for Canadians, and MPs also want to build a green economy and address climate change.

Brenda Shanahan says the retreat is critical because the 158 MPs haven't gotten together since before the holidays, and it's time for them to put forward fresh ideas.

The retreat kicked off today with gatherings of the party's women's and Indigenous caucuses.

It coincides with the anniversary of the beginning of "Freedom Convoy" protests on Saturday, with Shanahan quipping that there are no honking sounds ringing through Parliament like there were last year.

Liberal ministers met for a cabinet retreat earlier this week, and the House of Commons is scheduled to resume sitting on Monday.

MORE National ARTICLES

South Asian community health workers welcome new alcohol guide

South Asian community health workers welcome new alcohol guide
"Given the uniquely high risk of alcohol use issues and morbidity among South Asians, it is clear that a more focused and nuanced understanding of (alcohol use disorder) treatment in this (population) is necessary," says the review, which notes no North American studies focus specifically on South Asians in alcohol treatment settings.

South Asian community health workers welcome new alcohol guide

Nearly 500 B.C. staff hit by Canfor restructuring

Nearly 500 B.C. staff hit by Canfor restructuring
The Chetwynd closure is expected in April or May and the announcement came just two days after the mill reopened following a holiday curtailment, but a company statement says Canfor is "committed to supporting displaced employees," and where possible, it says they will top the list for hiring at other mills.

Nearly 500 B.C. staff hit by Canfor restructuring

COVID-19 misinformation cost Canadian lives: study

COVID-19 misinformation cost Canadian lives: study
The study suggests that the belief that COVID-19 was a "hoax or exaggerated" led to 2.35 million people delaying or refusing to get the vaccine between March and November of 2021. The study also didn't include estimated "indirect costs and the ripple costs," he says, such as delayed elective surgeries and treating long-COVID cases.

COVID-19 misinformation cost Canadian lives: study

Impersonators behind 32 home frauds in Ont., B.C.

Impersonators behind 32 home frauds in Ont., B.C.
Mortgage and title fraudsters who impersonate homeowners and tenants have targeted at least 32 properties in Ontario and British Columbia, investigators and official warnings suggest.  Insurance investigator Brian King, president and CEO of King International Advisory Group, said his firm had received 30 such claims in Ontario.

Impersonators behind 32 home frauds in Ont., B.C.

Union wants national transit safety task force

Union wants national transit safety task force
A task force should consider whether de-escalation training, harsher penalties, increased mental health funding, better housing supports and greater police presence could help prevent violence on transit. The call for a task force came after a number of violent attacks targeting workers and riders on the Toronto Transit Commission.

Union wants national transit safety task force

U.S., Canada unveil details of new Nexus scheme

U.S., Canada unveil details of new Nexus scheme
The biggest change, to take effect in the spring, will allow U.S. border agents to interview Nexus applicants at select Canadian airports before boarding a U.S.-bound flight. That will happen only after applicants take part in a separate, appointment-only interview with Canadian agents at a Nexus airport enrolment centre.

U.S., Canada unveil details of new Nexus scheme

PrevNext