Amid a recent wave of issues over yesterday’s transfer by provincial governments throughout the nation to droop the usage of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine on folks below the age of 55 as a result of security issues flagged by the nationwide immunization advisory committee, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ought to be ready to elucidate simply how the newest developments will have an effect on the continuing rollout when he goes earlier than the cameras to ship one in every of his semi-weekly updates on “the COVID-19 scenario” later this morning. (11:30 AM)
Becoming a member of the prime minister for the media availability — which, it’s value noting, will happen on the Sir John A. Macdonald press theatre, and never exterior Rideau Cottage — might be Public Providers Minister Anita Anand, in addition to Chief Public Well being Officer Theresa Tam and her deputy, Howard Njoo.
Additionally on the prime ministerial to-do checklist, as per his itinerary: A pre-briefing tour of a group vaccination clinic with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson (9:35 AM), in addition to a name along with his United Kingdom counterpart Boris Johnson.
In the meantime, Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole makes a digital look at a web based “enterprise townhall” hosted by the Burnaby Board of Commerce, the place, as per the advisory, he’ll share his ideas on “what the priorities have to be for Canada, B.C. and Burnaby to emerge efficiently from the COVID-19 pandemic.” (3 PM)
Later this morning, his Quebec lieutenant, Richard Martel, groups up with Conservative senator Claude Carignan to current the candidate who will carry the occasion banner in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles — a driving at present held by the Bloc Québécois, by which the Conservatives have persistently positioned fourth since 2011 — within the subsequent federal election. (9:15 AM)
Inexperienced Occasion Chief Anamie Paul pays a morning go to to the outside patio of the Madison Pub in downtown Toronto — a “in style pupil hangout,” in response to the discover — the place, accompanied by “college students and pupil advocates from throughout Canada, each in individual and … just about,” she’ll ship a “crucial pre-budget announcement” on post-secondary schooling. (10:15 AM)
Again within the precinct, three Home committees have booked mid-recess meet-ups:
- The SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CANADA-U.S. ECONOMIC RELATIONS holds back-to-back panel discussions centered on the influence that the brand new U.S. administration might have on the cross-border vitality commerce. First up: A trio of provincial vitality ministers — Sonya Savage (Alberta), Bronwyn Eyre (Saskatchewan) and Invoice Walker (Ontario) — who’re booked in for a one-hour session, and might be adopted by a delegation from Sarnia, together with native mayor Mike Bradley and representatives from the Sarnia Development Affiliation and UA Native 663, whose presentation will doubtless deal with the looming shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 by order of the Michigan governor. (3 – 5 PM)
- INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS members proceed to look at the federal government’s bid to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with professional testimony from the First Nations Main Tasks Coalition, the Mining Affiliation of Canada, the Canadian Affiliation of Petroleum Producers and lawyer Paul Joffe, amongst others. (11 AM – 1 PM)
- Lastly, FINANCE members head behind closed doorways with a contingent of senior officers from Trade, Finance, Public Works and the Public Well being Company of Canada, for a confidential briefing on Canada’s contracts with vaccine producers, which the federal government has to date declined to expose, citing issues over non-disclosure clauses. (2:30 – 4:30 PM)
IN THE CHAMBER
Common Home sittings will resume on April 12, 2021.
ON AND AROUND THE HILL
Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu groups up along with his Commons caucus colleagues Rob Moore and Jacques Gourde, in addition to representatives from ladies’s shelters, to stipulate the small print of his new backbench initiative on home violence, which, as per the discover, focuses on “interim launch” and “recognizance orders.” (3 PM)
The Parliamentary Finances Workplace releases a brand new report on the “sustainability of the Canada Pension Plan.” (9 AM)
OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan hits the digital hustings on behalf of his colleague, Pure Assets Minister Seamus O’Regan, to announce, by way of video, new assist for the forestry sector. (1 PM)
Financial Improvement Minister Mélanie Joly and Labour Minister Filomena Tassi maintain a digital press convention to share the small print of new funding for “life sciences innovation” within the Hamilton area (12:45 PM)
Elsewhere in Ontario, Well being Minister Patty Hajdu joins Waterloo Mayor Drew Dilkens and representatives from the Canadian Pink Cross to focus on federal assist for an “isolation and restoration centre for agri-workers” within the area. (1:15 PM)
Lastly, Justice Minister David Lametti and Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw Grand Chief Fixed Awashish be a part of forces for a digital funding reveal (2:45 PM)
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