MPs scrum on Russian embassy event, COVID-19 mandates, passport delays – June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022 at 4:33 pm  Federal, Politics



Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, Bloc MP René Villemure, Conservative deputy leader Luc Berthold, NDP House leader Peter Julian, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice, and Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong speak with reporters about a government official’s attendance at a Russia Day celebration that was held at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa on June 10. Berthold, Julian, Boulerice, and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra are asked about lifting mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Families Minister Karina Gould provides an update on efforts to alleviate passport processing delays. Ministers Seamus O’Regan, Joyce Murray, and Dan Vandal as well as Chong, NDP foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson and Conservative MP Chris Bittle comment on the agreement that has reportedly been reached between Canada and Denmark to share a land border on the uninhabited Hans Island in the Arctic. Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi faces questions about Irving Shipyard’s request for federal funding for upgrades.

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