This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
In an announcement made after meeting with Liberal MPs and senators, Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau mentioned on Wednesday that the Liberals caucus will resume work in Ottawa in September, regardless of Parliament being prorogued. Prime Minister Stephen Harper conveyed his wish to the Governor General last week to prorogue Parliament, as he revealed that he plans to return in October with a speech from the throne.
Trudeau elucidated that MPs will be returning to Ottawa even if they will not sitting in the House of Commons as they will keep on attending important meetings with stakeholders, and do the kind of work they normally do at committees like work on developing policies and holding Harper’s Conservatives accountable for “erroneous decisions and its poor judgment.” Trudeau announced that the agenda of the morning session meeting of the caucus discussed about transparency and issues affecting the middle class, which are anticipated to be primary issues at hand during the next election in 2015. The party is developing strategies to restore its prominence in several regions lost to the Conservatives and NDP over the past few years, partly by bringing in a fresh face to handle fundraising.
Liberal MPs convened on Wednesday for the regional caucus meetings in the early morning, following by the national caucus meeting in the same room at a golf resort in Roseneath. Informing reporters after the morning meetings, Trudeau stated that the party is looking for solutions to help young Canadians who can’t find jobs.