Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic – May 21, 2020:
In a virtual meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland faces questions about the government’s handling of COVID-19 at the border, federal assistance to students, aid to companies using tax havens, and more. MPs also try to debate the relevance of the line of questioning surrounding renovations at Harrington Lake, the prime minister’s official summer residence in Quebec.
The special committee comprises all 338 MPs and will meet via videoconference on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meeting format, which comes in response to concerns about maintaining physical distancing during the pandemic, was established in a motion passed by the House of Commons on April 20, 2020.