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View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, I am sure I speak for all members when I convey our best wishes to the Prime Minister and his wife, and any other parliamentarians who may be affected by symptoms. We wish them a speedy recovery.
The World Health Organization has declared coronavirus to be a pandemic, and while the government says that the risk to Canadians is low, countries around the world are taking decisive action. Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries and it has initiated many measures to lock parts of that country down. However, when the final flight out of Italy landed here, passengers were not screened. No temperatures were taken and no one was quarantined. They were given a pamphlet and sent on their way.
Is the government convinced that a departmental pamphlet is enough to reduce the spread of this disease?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, communities across Canada are already reporting concerns about potential shortages of critical equipment like ventilators. This is a vital piece of medical equipment for managing symptoms of the disease. In countries like Italy, when cases spiked, local resources were overwhelmed and doctors were forced to make heartbreaking decisions. If what happened in Italy happens here, the results could be catastrophic.
Has the government secured a supplier to provide additional ventilators?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, other countries around the world have started to flatten the growth curve of the coronavirus by implementing tangible decisions to stop the transmission. The Liberals decided not to impose mandatory screening at airports. They have decided not to impose mandatory quarantine procedures. They have decided not to implement any restrictions on travellers entering into Canada.
Can the Deputy Prime Minister inform the House: what evidence has the government based these decisions on?
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
View Alain Rayes Profile
2020-03-12 14:22 [p.2015]
Mr. Speaker, major sports organizations like the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League are taking concrete measures to protect their athletes and fans against the coronavirus. American, Italian and Chinese authorities have implemented strong measures. The Government of Quebec has taken extraordinary measures, such as cancelling any gathering of more than 250 people. Unfortunately, here in Canada, we are still waiting for a plan to protect our border and manage large gatherings.
When will the government present a plan for both of these scenarios to comply with the recommendations from the World Health Organisation?
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
View Alain Rayes Profile
2020-03-12 14:24 [p.2015]
Mr. Speaker, as we all know, the World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic and has called on all countries to take concrete action in response to the situation. Aside from the border and large gatherings, the Prime Minister announced that it would be easier to access EI, but that does not help workers who lose their jobs as a direct result of the coronavirus. We are talking about thousands of Canadians and Quebeckers.
We would like to know when the government will announce concrete measures to support workers whose employers are directly affected by the coronavirus. The measures that were announced unfortunately do nothing for those individuals.
View Leona Alleslev Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the World Health Organization declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Today the organization's director-general recommended a four-pronged strategy: first, prepare and be ready; second, detect, prevent and treat; third, reduce and suppress; and fourth, innovate and improve.
The scale and speed of transmission around the world is of grave concern to Canadians. What proactive measures is the government taking to implement this strategy to combat COVID-19?
View Leona Alleslev Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Speaker, more needs to be done. All around the world major events are being cancelled and companies are proactively taking action to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The NBA and the NHL have suspended their seasons. The International Olympic Committee is considering hosting the Olympics without spectators. Major companies like CIBC, Royal Bank and BMO are finding ways to introduce social distancing.
Will the government show leadership and introduce telework for federal employees?
View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, I asked the Prime Minister about the urgent need for additional screening measures at our airports.
In his answer, he reassured Canadians by saying that our airports are well prepared. A few hours later, we learned that passengers on flights returning from Italy were simply given a fact sheet on the coronavirus.
The Premier of Quebec is asking everyone who is returning from abroad to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days.
Could the government put more screening measures in place for all travellers coming from abroad?
View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the United States announced serious measures to protect the public. One of those measures is a ban on flights from Europe for the next 30 days.
Here in Canada, travellers on flights from Italy are coming right into the country without being screened. We learned yesterday that a passenger on one of those flights, a person from Quebec's Eastern Townships, has COVID-19. Canadians are worried.
Is the government satisfied with the existing measures to protect Canadians?
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
CPC (AB)
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
2020-03-12 14:35 [p.2017]
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the minister said that between 30% to 70% of Canadians could become infected with COVID-19. These numbers are alarming, especially with the growing seniors population and many Canadians with underlying health issues being directly at risk.
Is the minister confident that Canada has a sufficient supply of beds, ventilators, testing kits and general supplies to keep Canadians healthy and safe?
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
CPC (AB)
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
2020-03-12 14:36 [p.2017]
Mr. Speaker, we are starting to see community spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. The NBA, major league baseball, NHL and others have suspended their seasons. Large events are being cancelled and governments across the world are shutting down to avoid spread.
The minister has said between 30% and 70% of Canadians may become infected. What is the government doing to show leadership and encourage social distancing to prevent further community spread?
View Rosemarie Falk Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, Teck Frontier's application withdrawal was yet another devastating blow to western Canadians. That decision was a direct result of the Prime Minister's anti-energy death-by-delay tactics.
Canadians know that Liberals killed Teck. Recent revelations that senior cabinet ministers were actively campaigning for its rejection prove that. Among the most vocal was the Minister of Agriculture.
How can the Minister of Agriculture expect to have any credibility with farmers in western Canada when she attacks our region?
View Gérard Deltell Profile
CPC (QC)
View Gérard Deltell Profile
2020-03-12 14:42 [p.2018]
Mr. Speaker, I have bad news for the government: that is not really how things went down. The Globe and Mail reported this morning that senior ministers with economic portfolios did everything they could to block the very important Teck Frontier project. We knew that was happening, and The Globe and Mail identified the culprits, who included the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
How can the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food say that she is standing up for farmers in the west and across Canada, while staunchly opposing a project that is good for the west's economy and Canada's economy? I hope that the Minister of Agriculture will answer this time.
View John Barlow Profile
CPC (AB)
View John Barlow Profile
2020-03-12 14:44 [p.2019]
Mr. Speaker, the agriculture minister was not standing up for farmers before and she is not standing up for farmers now, and we know why. It is because she was too busy ensuring that Canada's oil and gas workers remain unemployed by opposing the Teck Frontier mine at cabinet. Her focus should have been reopening lost trade markets, removing the carbon tax from farm fuels, addressing the processing capacity for Ontario ranchers or removing illegal blockades, things that actually would have had an impact on Canadian agriculture.
Instead of advocating for farmers and standing up for Canadian agriculture, why is her top priority attacking Canadian energy workers?
View Raquel Dancho Profile
CPC (MB)
View Raquel Dancho Profile
2020-03-12 14:50 [p.2020]
Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are introducing syringes into our federal prisons so that inmates can “safely” inject illegal drugs. Inmates at the Edmonton Institution for Women have protested against the prison needle exchange program. They do not want it, yet rather than listening to these women, the Liberals are risking the lives of inmates and correctional officers in the name of harm reduction. Stony Mountain prison employs correctional officers in Manitoba who have told me they are extremely concerned for their safety.
What do the Liberals say to our brave correctional officers who fear for their lives?
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