Thursday , September 24 2020

Scheer urges Trudeau to recall parliament on November 25th


Conservative leader Andrew Heer is calling for Justin Trudeau to recall parliament on November 25, just five days after the prime minister is expected to present a new cabinet following last month's election.

The opposition leader filed the request a day before a planned meeting between the two political opponents.

Haier's spokesman, Simon Effereferis, said parliament should be restructured to deal with the country's growing divisions and the economic downturn in the energy sector.

"Labour cannot run scared of testing the confidence of the House," said Effeferis. "We need to get our sleeves up and get to work on behalf of the Canadians."

Effeferis said Feer would lobby during Tuesday's meeting for specific priorities to be included in Trudeau's speech, saying they would be based on the party's priorities for the new parliament.

These include "keeping Canada united and strong", "helping Canadians prosper", "restoring ethics and responsibility in government" and "restoring energy sector work".

Trudeau also plans to meet with Saskatchewan's Prime Minister Scott Mo on Tuesday. Moe has emerged as a vocal critic of Trudeau, warning of heightened Western alienation and calling for a "new deal" for Western Canada.

Moe said he wanted Trudeau to cut its carbon tax by one year, push for reform of Canada's equation formula and implement new pipeline projects.

The Liberals won 157 seats last month, enough to form a minority government, with the Conservatives second with 121 seats.

Trudeau has said he will present a new cabinet on November 20, but did not announce when he plans to recall parliament.

When parliament comes together, the government will make a speech from the throne and try to gain the confidence of the House of Commons.

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