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Party leaders table demands as MPs debate how to resume Parliament – APTN News

May 25, 2020

Party leaders brought their demands to the table Monday when the House of Commons met to debate returning to regular sittings of the lower chamber.

Yves-Francois Blanchet, leader of the Bloc Quebecois, says he won’t even discuss the return of Parliament until the liberals respect their commitments to seniors and small businesses.

Blanchet says seniors are still waiting for the extra money promised to them through old age security benefits changes announced May 12.

Andrew Scheer, outgoing Conservative leader, insisted on in-person sittings, saying that’s how it was always done in the past.

But the NDP say they will support a virtual, hybrid Parliament on two conditions.

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