(Ottawa) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that the Cabinet swearing-in ceremony will take place in 11 days, on October 26, and that the parliamentary re-entry will take place almost a month later, on November 22.
In a press release published in the morning, the Prime Minister assures us that gender parity will be maintained within the new Council of Ministers.
To open the new parliamentary session, the Government of Canada will present a new Speech from the Throne, in which it will outline its plan to end COVID-19. Among the government’s priorities is a new bill to ban conversion therapy deemed harmful.
The government also wants to advance work to introduce 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers, and consolidate efforts by provinces and territories to improve sick leave benefits for Canadians.
Prime Minister Trudeau reports that he has contacted the leaders of the opposition parties to discuss the priorities of Canadians with them in phone calls early next week. On the menu of discussions, in particular, the assurance that all members of the House of Commons are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.