Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided an update on the state of the pandemic in the country on Friday.
Here are the highlights of the press briefing
- Justin Trudeau reiterates that the federal government is ready to take “even stricter measures” to dissuade Canadians from traveling despite COVID-19. He says he spoke of a “range of options on the table” with his provincial counterparts during their call yesterday.
- Justin Trudeau says that the mandatory quarantine at the hotel for returning travelers, as requested by Quebec, is one of the options considered by the federal government.
Resignation of Julie Payette
Prime Minister Trudeau says he informed the Queen this morning of the departure of Julie Payette from her position as Governor General, replaced on an interim basis by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Justin Trudeau is content to say that he is open to changes to the law allowing former governors general, such as Julie Payette, to receive $ 150,000 in retirement pensions.
However, he avoids engaging in it when in a hurry with questions.
More details will follow …