Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic – June 2, 2020:
Party leaders rise in the House Chamber to denounce anti-Black racism in Canada. The leaders’ speeches come in light of the growing protests against police brutality in the U.S. During the ‘Questions to Ministers’ period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions about the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, federal health transfers to the provinces, racial profiling in Canada, and more.
The House of Commons passed a government motion on May 26, 2020, with support from the Liberals, the New Democrats and the Greens, concerning the schedule for sittings during the ongoing pandemic. The meeting schedule for the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic has been expanded from three to four days a week until June 17. The hybrid meeting format combines MPs in the chamber with others joining by video link.