Special COVID-19 Committee: Disability Benefits

In Committee from the House of Commons

Special COVID-19 Committee: Disability Benefits

Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic – June 11, 2020:

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to questions about the government’s failure to receive unanimous consent to debate its new COVID-19 aid legislation, even after the government’s attempt to split the bill in two to debate measures concerning disability benefits. The deputy prime minster also faces questions concerning the foreign affairs minister’s mortgages with the state-run Bank of China, the military’s deployment to long-term care homes in Quebec, and more.

The special committee comprises all 338 MPs and will meet in a hybrid meeting format, which combines MPs in the chamber with others joining by video link.