Ministers comment on Ukraine crisis, Jonathan Vance, upcoming federal budget – March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022 at 1:36 pm  Federal, Politics



Ministers speak with reporters on Parliament Hill as the federal Liberal party holds its weekly caucus meeting. Mélanie Joly (foreign affairs), Sean Fraser (immigration, refugees and citizenship) and Marco Mendicino (public safety) are asked about Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Anita Anand (defence) comments on former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance’s guilty plea on one count of obstruction of justice. Marie-Claude Bibeau (agriculture), Randy Boissonnault (tourism) and Pascale St-Onge (sport) as well as Liberal MP George Chahal discuss the upcoming federal budget. Jean-Yves Duclos (health) faces questions about the government’s supply-and-confidence agreement with the NDP. Mendicino is also questioned about municipalities covering retroactive pay for RCMP members. Mona Fortier (president of the Treasury Board) responds to questions about religious vaccine exemptions for federal public servants.

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