Opposition parties in Ottawa call for more transparency on health measures | Coronavirus
< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus wants the scientific studies that prompted the government to extend health measures at the country's airports to be revealed.
The main opposition parties have in turn welcomed, on Monday, the lifting of all health restrictions related to COVID-19 at the borders, demanding in the same breath that the Trudeau government now demonstrate more transparency.
What is surprising is that the government says they have scientific evidence, but they don't want to release it. We would like to see what was the scientific evidence that ensured that we continued to use an application that has harmed the economy in recent months, launched the Quebec lieutenant for the Conservatives, Pierre Paul-Hus, in the foyer of the House of Commons.
On Twitter, its leader, Pierre Poilievre, argued that it's thanks to the Conservatives that the Liberals announce an end to reliance on the disastrous ArriveCAN app and unscientific health restrictions.
To this comment, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replied in a scrum, as he was about to participate in question period, that if we had listened to the Conservatives and their recommendations on how to manage a pandemic , we would have had hundreds of thousands more deaths. justin-trudeau-90730.JPG” media=”(min-width: 0px) and (max-width: 99999px)”/>
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau estimated that a management of the pandemic like that supported by the Conservatives would have caused “hundreds of thousands more deaths”.
He recalled that&# x27;at each stage, Ottawa followed the recommendations of public health experts, doctors, scientists.
The issue of transparency was very present on the lips of the Bloc transportation critic Xavier Barsalou-Duval.
The Bloc Québécois believes the government in good faith when it asserts that decisions are based on science, he said, adding that we would have liked to have had the assurance of this and that x27;we hope they haven't played politics with the sanitary measures.
“Everything Throughout this period, we have often been asked to see the public health notices, to see the documents and the data that underlie the decisions that are made, and that is something that has been missed. . »
— Xavier Barsalou-Duval, Bloc Québécois transport critic
In a press release, the New Democratic Party indicated that it welcomed the new measures aimed at improve travel, as long as it is supported by health science and explained transparently to Canadians.
New Democrat Critic for Health of transport, Taylor Bachrach, demanded that the Trudeau government clearly demonstrate that the decision is based on scientific data in terms of public health, and not on political pressure.
As of the October 1, vaccine evidence will no longer be required, Ottawa will end random testing, isolation of international travelers and mandatory mask-wearing on planes and trains. Similarly, it will no longer be mandatory to fill out a form in the ArriveCAN app.