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Conservatives table motion to require Trudeau to quarantine in government hotel

The Opposition Conservative party tabled a motion Friday in the House of Commons seeking to require Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to quarantine in a federally designated hotel after returning from the upcoming G7 meeting in the United Kingdom. 

Conservative MP and Health Critic Michelle Rempel Garner tabled the motion and calls on Trudeau and his delegation to not use taxpayer funds to accommodate themselves when they return to Ottawa. 

The motion reads: “That, in the opinion of the House, upon return from the G7 meetings in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister and his delegation should quarantine at one of the designated hotel quarantine sites that every other Canadian has been subjected to and not require taxpayers to fund a special quarantine hotel in Ottawa, or listen to the government’s own COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel and immediately scrap the mandatory hotel quarantine program.”

The LIberal government say that that a hotel is being specially prepared for Trudeau and his staff for them to quarantine upon arriving in Canada.

During a press conference after tabling the motion, Rempel noted the hypocrisy of forcing Canadians to pay for and use the federal quarantine hotels while the prime minister gets his own private accommodations. 

“Today we learned that the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau intends to travel internationally and then avoid the quarantine hotel program that every other Canadian has been subjected to,” said Rempel. 

“This is a slap in the face for every Canadian who has struggled with this program over the last several months. This program is unsafe – it should have been scrapped a long time ago.” 

When the quarantine hotels were first opened there were numerous reports of sexual assaults.

When asked why rapes were allowed to occur, Liberal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the hotels were put into place in order to “protect Canadians.”