Parliament Hill preview: Health care and homelessness
A file photo shows the House of Commons on Sept. 10, 2009. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:25AM EDT
OTTAWA -- Health care and homelessness top the parliamentary agenda today in Ottawa.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is releasing its final study that shows the effectiveness of federal investments in ensuring homeless Canadians get off the streets.
The commission says as many as 30,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night, with many facing mental health or addiction issues.
Other events happening on and around Parliament Hill include:
- The Canadian Medical Association and Nik Nanos reveal new polling results on what kind of care seniors and baby boomers want from their federal government;
- The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health wraps up its conference on health care decision-making;
- Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer and Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella host a reception in honour of St. John Ambulance Day;
- Greenpeace Canada says it will raise serious questions about possible violations of the Canada Elections Act;
- The CRTC holds a public hearing to consider Rogers' applications to renew the licences of 17 of its television services;
- And former prime minister Brian Mulroney gazes into his crystal ball, in a speech at Canada 2020 entitled "The Next Big Thing For Canada."