Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet are again on Parliament Hill as we speak after self-isolating for 2 weeks as a consequence of optimistic COVID-19 exams.
Blanchet mentioned his private expertise ought to function a warning to everybody to take public well being steerage critically.
“Some people go through it much more painfully than I did. I was very, very, very lucky. Some people die of that thing,” he informed a information convention.
“There is no absolute protection. There [are] only ways to reduce the probability of catching the thing and giving it to someone who might be more vulnerable to it.”
O’Toole will take his seat within the House of Commons as we speak for the primary time since profitable the Conservative management race, giving him his first alternative to go head-to-head with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
His spouse Rebecca, who additionally had examined optimistic, tweeted that it was a “big day” for him in his new position as chief of the Official Opposition.
Recovered from Covid-19 and first day trip of our home in weeks 🙌. Big day as <a href=”https://twitter.com/erinotoole?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@erinotoole</a> takes his seat within the House of Commons as Leader of the Official Opposition. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/strongerthanever?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#strongerthanever</a> <a href=”https://t.co/pV50u9jI5o”>pic.twitter.com/pV50u9jI5o</a>
After as we speak’s Commons query interval, O’Toole will give a response to the federal government’s throne speech, which was delivered by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette in a scaled-down ceremony final week.
Earlier as we speak, MPs unanimously handed laws to supply new monetary helps to Canadians who’re unemployed or have decreased hours as a result of pandemic.
The vote on Bill C-Four was declared a confidence take a look at by the minority Liberal authorities. Conservative MPs had opposed fast-tracking the invoice however ended up voting for it, as did Bloc MPs.
The invoice should nonetheless be handed by the Senate.