Ashton notes there will be a new Throne Speech this week and a new and very different Parliament because of COVID-19. She says they have to deal with the fact that COVID-19 is on the rise again and here in Manitoba there has been an increase in the number of cases including cases in First Nations Communities as well as across Canada and many other jurisdictions throughout the world. She adds they have to continue to focus on limiting the spread of the virus, making testing available and continuing to provide the economic supports needed. Ashton also notes they need to focus on rebuilding our economy, on economic development and on jobs.
She concludes as they return to Parliament she will be watching not only the Throne speech but most importantly the budget to see if this minority government is listening and acting on these keys issues.