Green Caucus Week in Review | 03/23 – 03/27

Week in Review: March 23 – 27

resized JenicaJenica Atwin (right) and Legislative Assistant Maryse Nadeau (left) worked through the night on March 24 when the House finally passed the amended COVID-19 emergency aid package

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 FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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Jenica Atwin drove ten hours from Fredericton with her husband and two sons to be In Ottawa for the reconvening of the House

Question Period and Member’s Statements

Statements and Press Releases

In Their Own Words


Contact Your MPs

From Your MPs

Coronavirus Information & Resources

International Travel Information from the Government of Canada

Important Phone Numbers

  • Government of Canada COVID-19 Information: 1-833-784-4397
  • If you are in quarantine and are seeking to waive the one-week EI sickness benefits waiting period: 1-833-381-2725 or via teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-529-3742
  • Emergency and travel assistance for Canadians abroad: 1-613-996-8855 or [email protected]
  • Labour Program: 1-800-641-4049 (toll-free) or via teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-926-9105