MPs comment on Ukraine, upcoming federal budget, death of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk

March 29, 2022 at 4:41 pm  Federal, Politics



Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly are asked by reporters on Parliament Hill about Canada sending a team of RCMP officers to assist the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate possible war crimes committed by Russia during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The ministers are also asked about Ukraine’s proposal at peace talks for Canada to become a potential security guarantor.

Conservative finance critic Ed Fast comments on the upcoming federal budget, which will be tabled by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on April 7.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller is asked about this week’s series of meetings at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Indigenous delegates. He also discusses Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s upcoming visit to the Williams Lake First Nation in British Columbia to meet with residential school survivors and other community members.

Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge and Liberal MPs Steven Mackinnon, Yasir Naqvi and Greg Fergus comment on the death of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.

Justice Minister David Lametti discusses the federal government’s decision not to appeal a federal court’s decision in a case involving the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and the protection of French-language services in minority settings. (March 29, 2022)

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