After making certainly one of his promised once-or-twice-a-week appearances on the COVID-19 briefing circuit yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is booked in for one more spherical of “personal conferences” at this time, with no further particulars supplied by his workplace on precisely who will probably be on the decision listing — or, for that matter, what will probably be on the agenda. However given the persevering with uptick in new COVID-19 case counts, it’s a superb guess that the continuing pandemic will proceed to dominate these discussions.
Later this afternoon, he’ll fireplace up his webcam to workforce up with Financial Improvement Minister Mélanie Joly for a digital chat about “enterprise in Quebec,” which, as per his official itinerary, will probably be livestreamed on the Canadian Producers and Exporters Fb web page.
Additionally on Joly’s agenda: A Zoom look alongside her parliamentary secretary, Liberal MP René Arsenault, to “spotlight help for Newfoundland and Labrador companies” below the Regional Aid and Restoration Fund. (11:45 AM)
Elsewhere on the digital ministerial circuit, Democratic Establishments Minister Dominic LeBlanc joins The Logic reporter Murad Hemmadi on the digital predominant stage on the DemocracyXChange Summit, the place, in keeping with the programme, the pair will discover “the impression of misinformation and disinformation,” in addition to “the stability between disinformation and political speech, concrete insurance policies, the restrictions to authorities energy in platform governance and extra.” (10 AM)
Lastly, Chief Public Well being Officer Theresa Tam hits the digital stage on the Canadian Public Well being Affiliation’s annual convention — a two-day occasion that’s usually held in particular person, however, is, for apparent causes, transferring on-line this yr — the place she’ll be part of her second-in-command, Howard Njoo, for a “town-hall-style dialogue” that can “discover what has gone nicely in our response to date,” in addition to “the challenges COVID-19 poses to the general public well being system transferring ahead.” (Wednesday 12 PM)
ON THE COMMITTEE CIRCUIT
One other set of newly reconstituted Home committees will assemble by way of webcam to elect (or re-elect) their respective chairs and vice-chairs, log out on the usual protocols for future conferences, and, if mandatory, cope with any pending committee enterprise, together with CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, FISHERIES AND OCEANS, CANADIAN HERITAGE, NATURAL RESOURCES, NATIONAL DEFENCE and INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
IN THE CHAMBER
The Home of Commons will return to common parliamentary programming on Monday, Oct. 19, whereas the Senate is presently slated to stay on hiatus till Oct. 27.
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