Government Home Leaders Want Another Year Of Hybrid Congress For MPS


Mark Holland, Government Leader of the Commons House, will attend a news conference on June 20, 2022, on June 20, 2022, on the Parliamentary Hill in Ottawa to discuss government activities during the Spring session. (Canada Press / Justin Tan)

Liberal House leader Mark Holland said the government will allow parliamentarians to appear for virtually another year.

He announced today after talking to the leader of the opposition.

A rule that allows MPs to virtually appear in the House of Commons and vote using the app over the phone was introduced at the start of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, where public health officials urged people to work from home. I did.

Since then, millions of Canadians have returned to work in various forms.

The Netherlands says the government will move to extend the hybrid virtual parliament for another year.

Flexibility is still needed, as five members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were infected with COVID-19 last week and were unable to appear directly.

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