Vaccine Petition & Boil-water Advisories – December 2, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Conservative MPs speak with reporters on Parliament Hill as their caucus meets. Leader Erin O’Toole is asked about Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Derek Sloan discusses the petition that he is sponsoring in the House of Commons that questions the safety and science of COVID-19 vaccines.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speak with reporters about Derek Sloan’s vaccine petition.
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announces new federal funding of $1.5 billion to provide safe drinking water on First Nations reserves. He also confirms that the federal government will not be able to meet its commitment to lift all long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021. The Liberals had made a promise during the 2015 federal election campaign to end long-term drinking water advisories within five years. (No simultaneous interpretation)