Coronavirus: Trudeau says handling pandemic ‘job one,’ throne speech has several elements | FULL

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: Trudeau says handling pandemic ‘job one,’ throne speech has several elements | FULL” – below is their description.

Asked about previous comments to Global News that the throne speech would including an “ambitious green agenda” and whether that’s changed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic is “job one.” He said the pandemic has also shown gaps for people, with some “falling through the cracks,” and while green tech will help to “build back better,” they need to ensure they focus on protecting Canadians from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When asked about concerns of a potential election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau said they have been listening carefully to opposition parties in terms of what they see Canadians need ahead of the throne speech. However, he said it would be “irresponsible” to talk about the “recklessness” of elections, adding he does not want an election and their goal is to keep Canadians safe. Trudeau also said they would be using a hybrid model for the resumption of parliament, with some MPs gathering in Ottawa while others attend virtually. He also said he recognizes people need to vote for constituents, and it would be unfair for those in remote or vulnerable sectors to not be able to do so, so they are looking at a form of distanced voting to ensure MPs can vote wherever they are. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #cdnpoli #JustinTrudeau #COVID19 #coronavirus

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