By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted May 25, 2020 6:15 am
0:41Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says Canadians want a ‘functioning parliament’
WATCH: Trudeau says Canadians want a ‘functioning parliament’
The governing Liberals are proposing four sittings a week of a special committee to talk about the pandemic and how the government is responding to it, using a hybrid system with some MPs in the Commons chamber in Ottawa and others participating by video conference.
They would also have four days scattered through the summer when MPs could press cabinet ministers on other issues.
The Liberals appear to have the NDP’s broad backing for the plan, which would be enough to get it passed today.
2:21Parliamentarians to debate House of Commons schedule
Parliamentarians to debate House of Commons schedule
The Conservatives have been pushing for many more normal sittings of the Commons,