Seniors minister grilled in virtual National Assembly Hearing

Quebec’s Minister responsible for seniors, Marguerite Blais, was grilled about her government’s handling of outbreaks in long-term care homes for two hours on Friday morning during a virtual National Assembly commission.

On Tuesday, she admitted she is responsible, in part, for the human tragedy in Quebec’s long-term care homes.

But opposition MNA’s said the minister is still not doing enough. Long-term care workers are still moving between facilities.

“They are going from one establishment that has COVID-19 cases to an establishment that doesn’t. And every time that happens it has the potential to add another long-term care facility that’s infected,” said Liberal MNA, André Fortin.

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“When you don’t have people to work, it’s difficult,” Blais said.

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