NEWS RELEASE: Conservative Party of Canada calls for immediate recall of House of Commons’ Health Committee to address coronavirus

January 27, 2020


OTTAWA, ON – Today, Canada’s Conservatives called on the government to immediately recall the House of Commons’ health committee to receive briefings from officials on Canada’s response to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“It is important as parliamentarians to be briefed as soon as possible so Canadians can have all the facts and can have their questions and concerns answered,” said Matt Jeneroux, the Shadow Minister of Health.

“While the government has said risk remains low in Canada, Canadians want to know what is being done at the border to ensure infected individuals are being identified, what is being done to help Canadians currently in China and what are the federal government’s responsibilities and next steps in addressing a potential outbreak.”

A motion to have the Clerk of the House convene a meeting of the health committee by Wednesday, January 29 received unanimous consent.

Currently, there are two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada.