Canada's NDP


September 11th, 2020

NDP Statement on Transport Canada’s Decision on BC Ferries

Laurel Collins, NDP MP for Victoria, issued the following statement:

“Transport Canada's decision to walk back physical distancing measures aboard BC Ferries is irresponsible, especially as we see COVID-19 cases rise across Canada and with a potential second wave ahead of us.

For seniors and Canadians with compromised immune systems, the government’s decision is particularly concerning.

British Columbians are worried about these changes and want to see this policy continue for as long as needed to keep them safe.

Public health must be our focus and our priority, and these decisions must be taken in consultation with provincial and local governments.

Minister Garneau and the Liberal government must keep physical distancing measures in place aboard BC Ferries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep British Columbians safe.”

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