MPs Speak with Reporters on COVID-19 Response – October 28, 2020

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MPs Speak with Reporters on COVID-19 Response – October 28, 2020

Speaking briefly with reporters after a meeting of his party’s caucus, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is asked whether he still supports the idea of holding a royal commission on Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response. During his leadership campaign, O’Toole had promised to call a commission into the pandemic within 100 days of assuming office as prime minister. On Parliament Hill, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to reporters’ questions about the annual report from Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer. Dr. Tam’s report focused on the broader consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and exposed inequities as some groups in Canada have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Conservative deputy House leader Karen Vecchio discusses concerns with long-term care homes amid the second wave of the pandemic. (no interpretation)