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COVID-19 puts deep freeze on government business – Business in Vancouver

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202066 Views

April 6, 2020

As governments across the country allocate time and resources to “bend the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, as B.C. Premier John Horgan puts it, other government initiatives and policies have been triaged or placed on pause.

Just over a month ago, commutes and cargo shipments across the country were being disrupted by protests in support of hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and against the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

The proposed rights and title agreement between hereditary chiefs and federal and provincial governments is one example of a national issue now on hold due to COVID-19.

At press time, there were 17 bills awaiting a second reading in Canada’s senate. Another seven bills were awaiting a second reading in the House of Commons. One government bill – an act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code – was awaiting consideration by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Read More: https://biv.com/article/2020/04/covid-19-puts-deep-freeze-government-business

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