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MPs hold emergency debate on Fiona response, PM Trudeau to visit impacted regions

Members of Parliament are holding an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Monday night, giving MPs a chance to discuss 'the urgent and escalating situation in Atlantic Canada' following the deadly and destructive post-tropical storm Fiona. And, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making plans to visit the regions impacted 'as soon as possible this week.'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of National Defence Anita Anand and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc as they hold a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former top civil servant, medical association president appointed as senators

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of two new senators: Ian Shugart, a longtime bureaucrat and the country's top civil servant during the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Gigi Osler, a Winnipeg surgeon, University of Manitoba professor and president of the Federation of Medical Women in Canada.

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