MAID Bill & Vaccine Distribution – December 8, 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.
Justice Minister David Lametti and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill about the timeline to pass the federal government’s revised medical assistance in dying legislation (C-7) before a court-ordered deadline of Dec. 18. The Bloc leader also comments on the federal government’s plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Conservative health critic Michelle Rempel Garner calls on the federal government to implement COVID-19 rapid testing at Canadian airports. She is joined by Barret Armann, president of the union (Unifor local 7378) representing pilots at Sunwing Airlines.
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul discusses her party’s concerns about how the Canada Revenue Agency has handled the clawing back of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments. The Green Party leader also comments on the federal government’s plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.