iPolitics AM: McKenna reveals retirement plans whereas the Home of Lords goes into time beyond regulation

Since the House of Commons is now officially shut down for the summer, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau The longest-serving – and top-class – Frontbenchler will apparently reveal that she will not run for a third round in office: Minister of Infrastructure Catherine McKenna, who, “informs” [the prime minister] her decision on Sunday and “has offered to serve as infrastructure secretary until the next election,” according to Canadian Press.

In a tweet posted to her account last night, McKenna invited her constituents to “stop by the Flora pedestrian bridge … on the Ritz Canal” on Monday morning.

“I have an announcement to make tomorrow. Really, to say a few things that are important to me. I [love] the # OttawaCentre community so much. You dared me [and] We did some pretty great things. “

Their “surprising decision opens up some prime political real estate that could become a launch pad for the former Governor of the Bank of Canada” Mark Carney Should he decide to run for the Liberals in the next elections, ”emphasizes CP – especially the Ottawa Center, which McKenna has represented since 2015,“ when they wrested it from the New Democrats and “embraced Parliament Hill”.

Back in the district, the House of Lords is working overtime to finish examining the four bills Prime Minister Pablo Rodriguez Priority list before admission: Treasury Secretary Chrystia Freeland Collective budget execution plan (C-30), Justice Minister David Lametti Commandment to limit the practice of conversion therapy (C-6), Environment Secretary Jonathan Wilkinson Proposal to add mandatory reporting requirements to Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan (C-12) and Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault controversial move to revise the federal broadcasting regime (C-10).

It’s worth noting that the Senate was originally supposed to close for the season last Friday but is now set to sit until Tuesday evening, although that deadline could be extended if there is unanimous support for a re-convocation after July 1.

Right now, only two of the four initiatives appear to hit the finish line before the Senate runs out for the summer: C-30 and C-12, both of which have undergone extensive pre-study in committee that doesn’t include C-6 or C-6 C-10, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t make it into the procedural fast lane before Tuesday night.

Also on the radar: Block Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet begins a four-day hike through Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean with a morning visit to the Gagnon family farm in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, before heading to Saint-Gédéon for an afternoon stop at the Club de Golf Lac. goes -Saint-Jean.

Elsewhere in the circle of the leaders, the Greens Annamie Paul allies with her colleague from Ontario, Mike Schreiner, for a one day tour of his provincial riding of Guelphs, where the duo will meet Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie and visit the “newly built” Guelph Sikh Society Gurdwara, and to maintain shared media availability that recommends focusing on “Housing, Mental Health, Post-Secondary Students and the Opioid Crisis”.

Also out and about on the summer Hastings: Canadian Minister of Culture Steven Guilbeault allies with Minister of Economic Affairs Mélanie Joly for a personal appearance at the Phi Center in Montreal to reveal the details of the new federal grant to “Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sports Organizations,” including “Canadian Festivals and Events.” (9:30 AM)

In the end, Minister for Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan goes to the Newfoundland National War Memorial in his political hometown of St. John’s for the official unveiling of a plaque commemorating the memorial’s “National Historical Significance” and “depicting the war effort of the Newfoundlanders who were also not part of the Confederation.” of the world wars ”. (11 clock)


Natural resources Officials hold a Zoom briefing for media on “Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues,” a new report that, according to the department’s website, has been in development since 2017 and “will focus on the effects of climate change and adaptation issues,” that “are of national importance or would benefit from an integrated, cross-Canada perspective.”


The House of Commons has been adjourned for the summer and the regular program is scheduled to resume on September 20, 2021.



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