(Quebec) The list of members elected to the Avenir Quebec (CAQ) alliance affiliated with Kovid-19 continues to grow. Minister Matthew Lacombe on Thursday confirmed that he had been infected with the virus, bringing the number of infected Quakist deputies to eight, including Prime Minister Franకోois Legalt.
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The Minister of Families confirmed on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He then attended Parliament during Question Hour on Wednesday. “He was very careful and followed all public health rules. He wore his mask and he had no symptoms,” said his press officer, Antoine de la Durante.
Mr Lacombe is also the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Genevieve Gilbolt, who was declared positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The minister of the family was not much acquaintedMe Gilbelt after his daughter was declared positive.
Public Health no longer recommends that case contacts keep themselves isolated, but asks them to stay away and wear a mask.
Along with Franకోois Legalt and MMe Gilbild, Franకోois Bonnardell, Mario Asseline, Stephanie Lachans, Liz Lovely and Sebastian Schneiberger of the CAQ were absent from Parliament because of Kovid-19. In addition, Liberal MP Christine Saint-Pierre and Solidarity Emilis Lessard-Therian.
The accumulation of cases in the National Assembly raises questions among elected officials. “I govern myself and I do not want to speak for my colleagues, but caution is needed. If you think there is danger, do it yourself. If you are not there the land will continue to speak,” Quebec Solidar Vincent Marissol Deputy Underline said.
“I think the rules passed in the National Assembly reflect the rules passed elsewhere in civil society. And, obviously, what we see here reflects what is happening elsewhere, ”said Joel Arseno, the party’s Cubacois parliamentary leader.
“Like all other offices in Quebec, the National Assembly is a workplace,” said Andre Fortin, a Liberal parliamentary leader.
“MPs and journalists working there should not have more powers or restrictions than people in other circles. What we understand from the current wave and the absence of some ministers, deputies and the Prime Minister is that the virus is spreading quickly, so there is a responsibility to be careful, ”he added.
At present, the accumulation of cases has had very little effect on the activities of Parliament. In the absence of Minister Franకోois Bonardell only the activities of the Transport Commission relating to the detailed study of Bill 22 were canceled.
The 125 members elected to the National Assembly have been in the Blue Room since March 15. Plexiglas dropped, but the mask must be worn unless the elected official intervenes.