OTTAWA –Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and his entire caucus have entered self-isolation after an employee in Blanchet’s office tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement from the party, Blanchet and the other 31 Bloc MPs will be tested and are taking the required public health precautions, and will continue all work virtually.
The confirmed case comes just days after the group gathered for an in-person caucus meeting.
“Rest assured that we are taking this situation very seriously,” said Bloc Québécois spokesperson Carolane Landry in the statement.
The caucus is quarantining just a week before Parliament is scheduled to reconvene for a series of key debates and votes following the Liberals' Sept. 23 throne speech.
So far, the parties have yet to come to an agreement on how the business of the House of Commons will be conducted due to the ongoing pandemic. Over the course of the …