L’Essentiel: The Week in Review – March 13, 2020

L’Essentiel: The Week in Review – March 13, 2020

L’Essentiel: The Week in Review – March 13, 2020

It has been an extraordinary day in Ottawa, with MPs agreeing to suspend the House of Commons for at least two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

A day after going into self-isolation after his wife tested positive for the virus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed Canadians to detail new measures his government is taking to respond to the pandemic.

Watch his remarks, followed by those of Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, the leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet, and NDP House Leader Peter Julian.

Finally, Hill journos Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir) and Daniel Leblanc (Globe and Mail) analyze how our governments are responding to the rapidly evolving situation.