Speaker Tells MPs a Virtual parliament is ready if they want it

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OTTAWA – House of Commons speaker Anthony Rota told a committee Tuesday the technology is in place to resume Parliament virtually, including with remote voting. But it will be up to MPs to decide if they’re comfortable and opposition MPs said they’re not yet convinced. The Liberals with support from the NDP and Greens voted last month to effectively suspend Parliament until September 21. Part of the Liberals argument for suspending full parliamentary sittings is that only those physically in the chamber would be able to vote on bills and motions.