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Canada Conservatives meet amid uncertainty about plans for return of Parliament

20:01  22 september  2020
20:01  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

338Canada election projection: a virtual tie between the Liberals and Tories

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OTTAWA — Federal Conservatives say so far there’s no agreement on how members of Parliament will return to work with only one day to go before tomorrow’s speech from the throne. Parties have been arguing for months over the best way for the House of Commons to function during COVID-19

Conservative members of Parliament met behind closed doors on Tuesday ahead of the return of the House of Commons even as uncertainty clouded exactly how the session will actually kick off. The Canadian Press. Know what is happening in the halls of power with the day’s top political headlines

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OTTAWA — Federal Conservatives say so far there's no agreement on how members of Parliament will return to work with only one day to go before tomorrow's speech from the throne.

Parties have been arguing for months over the best way for the House of Commons to function during COVID-19, with disagreement over how to protect the health and safety of MPs while ensuring full parliamentary representation and accountability.

Still no agreement on how returning Parliament will function as pandemic goes on

  Still no agreement on how returning Parliament will function as pandemic goes on OTTAWA — Less than two weeks before Parliament is to resume sitting, no one knows how it is going to function amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Liberal government has proposed a full resumption of parliamentary business using a hybrid model — a limited number of MPs actually sitting in the House of Commons and the rest participating online, including by voting electronically. New Democrats are proposing a similar approach but it's unclearThe Liberal government has proposed a full resumption of parliamentary business using a hybrid model — a limited number of MPs actually sitting in the House of Commons and the rest participating online, including by voting electronically.

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Some Conservative backbenchers have threaten to vote against the plan for England on Tuesday. A number of North East Conservative MPs have asked for an expected pay increase to be stopped. Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, Redcar MP Jacob Young, Stockton South MP Matt Vickers

The Liberal government wants a hybrid model: a limited number of MPs in the House of Commons in person and the rest attending, and casting votes, online.

Yet the Conservatives are pushing back, with several expressing ongoing concerns today as they gathered to plot strategy ahead of tomorrow's throne speech, which kickstarts a new session of Parliament.

Manitoba MP James Bezan says a trial run of a proposed electronic system on Monday saw one vote that should have taken a few minutes instead stretch over more than an hour.

Conservative deputy leader Candice Bergen says parties are continuing to negotiate but she and others are uncomfortable with electronic voting and have proposed other solutions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2020.

"If the European Parliament meets only in Brussels, we are screwed", declares Emmanuel Macron

 The day after the cancellation of the October session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, session moved to Brussels, Emmanuel Macron has launched a shocking sentence during his visit to Lithuania this Tuesday © AFP Emmanuel Macron this Tuesday, September 29 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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