PM in Self-Isolation Over COVID-19 Concerns – March 12, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that he has placed himself in self-isolation at home, after his wife began experiencing flu-like symptoms. As a result, the federal government has indefinitely postponed its face-to-face meeting with provincial and territorial premiers, which was set to begin today. Marc-André Cossette has the latest developments.
Also on the show: as Canadians prepare for the continued spread of the virus, experts say the next two weeks will be critical. Esther Bégin speaks with Benoît Barbeau, professor of biological sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Finally, Hill journos Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir) and Daniel Leblanc (Globe and Mail) analyze the government response to the rapidly evolving situation.