COVID-19 vaccinations dominate discussion on first day of Parliament – APTN

Nov 22, 2021

Monday was a busy day in the nation’s capital as Parliament resumed for the first time since this fall’s election.

A hot topic of discussion included whether or not Conservative MPs will fully comply with the new rules around the House of Commons’ COVID-19 vaccinations.

A speaker was also elected.

The day began with a climate change rally in front of the Prime Minister’s Office.

About 100 activists braved the cold to let the Liberal government know they expect movement on climate change in the upcoming Parliament.

Speakers said they were unimpressed with the government’s performance at the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bryanna Brown, who is Inuk and Mi’kmaq from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, spoke on behalf of Indigenous Climate Action.

She says the summit was not a friendly place for Indigenous voices overall.

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