MPs on COVID-19, confidence vote, University of Ottawa controversy – October 22, 2020
MPs speak with reporters on Parliament Hill. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is asked about the joint pilot project between the federal and Alberta governments to offer COVID-19 tests at airports and border crossings. Middle Class Prosperity Minister Mona Fortier and NDP MP Matthew Green comment on the University of Ottawa’s handling of an incident in which an instructor used an anti-Black slur in a class. Green is also asked about yesterday’s confidence vote in the House of Commons. NDP MP Charlie Angus discusses the water crisis facing the Neskantaga First Nation. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated due to no running water in the remote northwestern Ontario community when the water plant was shut down after an oily substance was found in the water supply.