Markets Tumble as Coronavirus Worries Spread – March 9, 2020

Markets Tumble as Coronavirus Worries Spread – March 9, 2020

Markets Tumble as Coronavirus Worries Spread – March 9, 2020

Fears of the coronavirus and its impact on the global economy continue to spread. Stock markets took a dramatic plunge today, just as Canada recorded its first COVID-19-related death. Marc-André Cossette has the latest.

Also on the show: MPs Joël Lightbound (Liberal), Alain Rayes (Conservative), Gabriel Ste-Marie (Bloc Québécois) and Alexandre Boulerice (NDP) on the Trudeau government’s response to the crisis and its repercussions on the Canadian economy, followed by analysis from political scientists Daniel Béland (McGill University) and Geneviève Tellier (University of Ottawa).

Finally, Jasmin Roy, founding president of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, on the Trudeau government’s tabling of a bill to ban conversion therapy.