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Morning Brief: Liberal censures and a slew of committee reports – iPolitics

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202113 Views

Jun 18, 2021

Good morning, and happy Friday.

— Liberals found in contempt: Opposition parties voted yesterday to declare the Liberal government in contempt of Parliament after it refused to provide documents related to the Winnipeg lab firings to the House of Commons. The motion censures the Public Health Agency of Canada and orders its president, Iain Stewart, to appear before the Commons to be admonished.

— Sajjan censured: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was censured yesterday over his handling of three files, including sexual misconduct in the military. A Conservative motion to censure him passed 169-151 in the House of Commons, with Liberals voting against it.

Meanwhile, the Commons status of women committee released its report on sexual misconduct in the military. It recommended, among other things, the appointment of an independent inspector-general of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence to address sexual misconduct.

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