March 13, 2020 •
Canadian Parliament to Adjourn Until At Least April 20
After completing its legislative business today, the Parliament of Canada will adjourn until at least April 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The political parties have agreed to the adjournment, according to Conservative House of Commons leader Mark Strahl.
“Members of Parliament are speaking with one voice today to say that we will do our part,” said MP Peter Julian on behalf of the New Democratic Party, according to Politico.
Additionally, on March 12, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
Even while adjourned, the government will still have the ability to allocate federal funds to try to stem the spread of the virus.
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