The same day Justin Trudeau confirmed Canada is in a “very serious” third wave of COVID-19, Jagmeet Singh sent him a letter urging the prime minister to do better.
Today, I have sent a letter to PM @JustinTrudeau to demand more support for essential and frontline workers as we e… https://t.co/LiGWIsDhID— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh) 1617737164.0
Using a video shared by Dr. Michael Warner, a critical care physician in Toronto, as an example of how bad the situation has become in some regions, Singh pleaded with Trudeau to change his actions to reflect the “evolving” COVID-19 situation.
He shared several “solutions” for the PM to consider, including using the military to help set up more vaccine clinics and providing "real paid sick leave."
Signing off, Singh wrote, “I can’t accept that this is the best you can do. And I won’t accept arguments about jurisdiction as excuses for inaction.”
Noting that 1 million cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Canada in total, the NDP leader added, “You can count on my collaboration in taking action to stop the spread of the virus and the sickness and deaths that will occur if you do nothing.”