Shadow Minister for Health Michelle Rempel Garner criticized the Trudeau government's handling of the pandemic in a statement this morning, citing a list of "Trudeau's pandemic failures."
Among the failures listed by Rempel Garner include:
- Telling Canadians that there was no person-to-person spread of COVID-19;
- Telling Canadians that border control measures and masks didn’t work;
-Sending critical supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to China when [Canada] had a shortage;
- Abdicating responsibility for the pandemic to the provinces;
-Failing to ensure Canadians have access to rapid and at-home testing options;
- And shutting down the federal pandemic early warning system, just months before COVID-19.
The Calgary-Nose Hill MP also announced that she tabled a motion at the Health Committee calling on the Trudeau Liberals to "release documents related to the COVID-19 pandemic," criticizing the Liberals for voting to shut down the committee meeting entirely.
"These are the same outrageous cover-up tactics that the Liberals are using to block investigations into Justin Trudeau’s unethical behaviour in the WE Scandal," wrote Rempel Garner.
"If the Liberal government has nothing to hide, why are Liberal MPs breaking the rules at committees and doing everything in their power to stop Opposition MPs from obtaining important documents?"
"Canadians deserve the truth, whether it's related to Liberal corruption or incompetence. Justin Trudeau's failed pandemic policies have cost people their lives, their jobs and their time. More than seven months into the pandemic, and Canadians still don’t have access to rapid testing. What good is the COVID Alert App, if you can't get a test or your results for days?"
The statement concludes by announcing that the Health Committee will meet to discuss the tabled motion.
"Liberal MPs will have a choice to make, between covering up the truth, or being transparent with Canadians," Rempel Garner continues. "I sincerely hope that all parties can agree that Canadians deserve to know how their government is managing a health crisis."