IN THE HOUSE | Question Period | Impact of coronavirus on Canadian workers

Published: March 10, 2020
Categorised in: In the House

43rd Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question
M. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NPD): Des experts en matière de santé disent aux gens de rester chez eux s’ils sont malades. Or, pour ceux et celles sans congés de maladie, cela pourrait entraîner la perte de leur paie ou même leur travail. Nous entendons parler de cette crise Coved19 depuis des semaines.
Last week all that the finance minister announced was that he would be making an announcement. Empty words from the Liberals don’t help these workers pay their bills. No firepower there.
These workers are trying to make the right choices for public health. When will the Prime Minister actually deliver?

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, we are very aware that many workers and families across the country are worried about the impacts of Coronavirus as it impacts the global economy and, indeed, the Canadian economy. That is why we will be announcing measures to help our workers, to help Canadians right across the country as things evolve with the Coronavirus.
We are following the best recommendations of experts, both in the health and medical sector but also in the financial sector, to ensure that Canadians have the capacity to get through this with confidence.

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