Canada to suspend parliament to limit COVID-19 spread-Xinhua

Canada to suspend parliament to limit COVID-19 spread

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-13 23:57:44

OTTAWA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Canadian Parliament will be suspended until April 20 to limit the spread of COVID-19, the chief opposition whip said on Friday morning.

Mark Strahl, Conservative Party parliamentary whip, announced the cross-party agreement reached within the House of Commons.

He said that the parties have agreed to suspend parliament, while ensuring the government has the ability to provide necessary financial support.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to address the public on Friday noon from the place where he is in self-isolation after his wife Sophie tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night.


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