This week began with an announcement of a historical agreement between the Liberals and NDP that would see the minority parliament through to 2025.
Interim Leader Dr. Amita Kuttner, Elizabeth and Mike held a press conference on Tuesday to react to the news. Though they commended the government for their willingness to cooperate with other parties, Dr. Kuttner called the agreement a disappointment. It does not mention Guaranteed Livable Income or electoral reform. It also lacks action on the opioid crisis, and meaningful climate action.
In case you missed it, on Tuesday last week, MPs were called back to Parliament to hear an address from the President Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Elizabeth delivered a moving response to the President’s address, calling on the government to do more to help Ukraine.
In Question Period on Monday, Mike warned the government that VIA Rail is on the verge of being privatized.
In Adjournment Proceedings, Tuesday evening, Mike called on the government to fast track the development of a Canada Disability Benefit.
In a statement on Thursday, Mike shared a hometown success in the House – a local organization taking a modern approach to domestic violence prevention and education that is reaching people throughout North America – the She is Your Neighbour podcast.
Later that day in Question Period, rather than fall for the misleading calls for new pipelines, Elizabeth pointed out that experts at the International Energy Agency call to cut oil consumption to help Ukraine. She encouraged the government to implement the IEA’s 10-point plan to cut oil use.