House of Commons Suspends Regular Sittings Until September

The House of Commons reconvened on Monday, May 25. On Tuesday, May 26, the House adopted a motion that extends the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic until Thursday, June 18, 2020. The motion also states:

  • Starting Wednesday, May 27, the Special Committee will meet in the Chamber at noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Members will be able to participate either in person or by videoconference.
  • The House will meet on June 17, July 8, July 22, August 12 and August 26. It will then adjourn until September 21, 2020.
  • Until the return of the House in September, eight committees will be able to hold virtual meetings related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters:
    • Standing Committee on Health
    • Standing Committee on Finance
    • Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
    • Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
    • Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
    • Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
    • Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
    • Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans