COVID-19: Parliament Suspends – March 13, 2020

COVID-19: Parliament Suspends – March 13, 2020

COVID-19: Parliament Suspends – March 13, 2020

Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, accompanied by Conservative Whip Mark Strahl, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and NDP House Leader Peter Julian, announce that MPs have passed a motion to suspend the House of Commons due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference from his home in Ottawa, after his wife has tested positive for COVID-19.

Cabinet Ministers hold a news conference alongside officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada to provide an update on the government’s response to COVID-19. Speaking at the press conference are Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, and deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo.