Week in Review: March 23 – 27
On Friday, March 13th, Members of Parliament unanimously agreed to suspend Parliament until April 20th in response to the COVID-19 crisis. MP Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) represented the Green Caucus when Parliament reconvened on March 24th. After hours of negotiation, a reduced number of MPs passed emergency measures that will provide financial assistance to Canadians impacted by the virus. Jenica Atwin finally addressed the amended bill and asked questions at 5:30 am.
Green MPs have been busy working in their ridings. They have remained connected with key Cabinet Ministers as they work across party lines to help constituents stranded abroad, and those seeking financial assistance at home. They are also asking questions in daily briefings being held for Parliamentarians.
All three MPs constituency offices are open for business but closed to the public. They are taking phone calls and emails but no in-person appointments.
Below you will find a list of resources and information, including important phone numbers and the latest government announcements. Green MPs will post regular updates in their websites and social media as new information becomes available.
For further updates on Elizabeth’s activities, you can visit her website, follow her on Facebook, and on Twitter. For updates on Paul’s activities, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, or on Twitter. For updates on Jenica’s activities, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Jenica Atwin drove ten hours from Fredericton with her husband and two sons to be In Ottawa for the reconvening of the House