• Dec 15, 2022
  • Insights

End of sitting overview

Parliament Hill lit with projections for Lights Across Canada
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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The House of Commons rose for the holiday break on December 14; it will return on Monday, January 30, 2023. The Senate is scheduled to rise no later than Thursday, December 22. 

In terms of policy and politics, it’s been an action-packed fall. The government presented its usual fall fiscal and economic update and introduced several new policy and legislative initiatives, while struggling with issues management on several fronts. Meanwhile, much of the serious action in recent months took place outside Parliament.