Disclosure of COVID-19 Documents – October 26, 2020

Disclosure of COVID-19 Documents – October 26, 2020

Disclosure of COVID-19 Documents – October 26, 2020

Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:

During Question Period, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and members of cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Anita Anand, the minister of public services and procurement, and Jean-Yves Duclos, the president of the Treasury Board, raise concerns about the possible release of documents related to the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conservative critics Michelle Rempel Garner (health) and Pierre Paul-Hus (procurement) speak with reporters on Parliament Hill about concerns raised by the federal government over the possible release of documents related to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rempel Garner has introduced a motion calling on the House of Commons health committee to undertake a wide-ranging study of the government’s response to COVID-19. The motion also calls on the government to release documents related to its handling of the pandemic.

Bloc Québécois House leader Alain Therrien and Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez speak with reporters on Parliament Hill about the Conservative motion. (no interpretation)