Tensions in Tyendinaga, Coronavirus & Health Transfers – February 26, 2020
As tensions flare up in Tyendinaga, the site of a Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests, the topic of the nationwide rail blockades dominates Question Period. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, Bloc Québécois MPs Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe and Alain Therrien, as well as NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speak to reporters about the growing tensions.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Health Minister Patty Hajdu offer the media an update on the latest news concerning the coronavirus.
Minister Hajdu and Singh respond to questions about the federal government warning New Brunswick it will claw back their federal healthcare transfer payments over the province’s restrictions to abortion access.