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Poilievre slams Trudeau for allowing Chinese tourists into Canada during pandemic

Pierre Poilievre criticized the Trudeau government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak today, effectively accusing them of negligence.
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC

The Conservative Finance Critic Pierre Poilievre criticized the Trudeau government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak today, effectively accusing them of negligence.

Poilievre seemed astonished at the Trudeau Liberal's initial response to the outbreak, particularly by how they continued to allow people from affected regions enter Canada.

"When somebody comes to this country and they have a legitimate reason to enter, they have to be tested immediately. We can't let people come into this country from abroad, without being tested, and then go out and spread the disease far and wide," said Poillievre.

"That was the mistake the government of Canada made in the first place when they allowed 2,000 people from the Hubei province to come to Canada after January 22; after they had been briefed by military intelligence that the outbreak was dangerous and massive."

Despite the military warning the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, "he let 2,000 people come in, added Poillievre. "Of those 2,000 people, 60 were given a brochure. That was it!"

Over the years, Poillievre has become to be known as a robust critic of Justin Trudeau's policies and was apart of the cohort of Conservative MPs who stopped the government from passing an over-reaching emergency power bill.

Poillievre was an early contender in the Conservative leadership contest before choosing to drop out in order to spend more time with his young family.

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