‘Sickening, shameful, unforgivable’: MPs condemn Michelle Mone PPE firm revelations – video

MPs reacted with outrage following the growing controversy over a PPE company linked to the Conservative peer Michelle Mone after the Guardian reported that Mone referred the company to Tory ministers Michael Gove and Theodore Agnew. Mone’s referral got PPE Medpro into a ‘VIP lane’ securing it two contracts worth more than £203m. Millions of pounds … Read more

Angela Rayner asks urgent question on government ‘VIP lane’ for PPE contracts – video

Labour was granted an urgent question in the Commons on Thursday about the government’s due diligence in granting PPE contracts to firms via its ‘VIP lane’. This comes after the Guardian revealed Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly received £29m after her husband passed on money from PPE Medpro, a company that was awarded £200m in … Read more

Senators, MPs debate medically assisted dying requirements for mental disorders – National | Globalnews.ca

An expert told a special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate that people with mental disorders can suffer for decades, and their distress is equally as valid as someone suffering physical pain. People suffering solely from mental disorders are due to become eligible for assisted dying in March, and Dr. Justine Dembo, … Read more

Canadians wait in pain for orthopaedic surgery amid record backlogs: ‘Only getting worse’ – National | Globalnews.ca

Up until last week, 15-year-old Cassiel Brisebois asked his mother every day if she’d heard anything about when his spinal surgery would be. But he’s luckier than most. Thanks to his mother’s diligent efforts and the arrival of a new surgeon, there’s still a wait but the surgery is coming up faster than originally expected. … Read more

Parliamentary committee calls for ‘clear guidelines’ in assisted dying interim report – National | Globalnews.ca

A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying today that addresses provisions around people with mental disorders. The report does not provide recommendations, “given the need to carry out additional work on this theme,” but instead summarizes the testimony the committee heard during two … Read more