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Politics This Morning: Feds to unveil supports amid uncertainty over severity of coronavirus’ economic impact

Plus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu is slated to appear before the House Health Committee for a briefing on her mandate letter.
Theresa Tait-Day, president of the Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition, says women in her community have been sidelined amid the outcry from demonstrators who took to the streets.
Plus, senior defence officials are expected to brief the House National Defence Committee on Operation Impact's mission in Iraq, which has been temporarily suspended.
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'She has to be her own protector. Trudeau has to be cognizant of that. Usually, when you add something, you try to take something away,' says pollster Greg Lyle.
Plus, Canada's ex-envoy to China, John McCallum, who was fired from the job, is appearing as a witness when the House Canada-China Relations Committee meets.
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The parties’ political calculations might change if the minority government’s chances of survival start to look wobbly, according to one pollster.
Plus, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate to cushion the blow the coronavirus outbreak is having on global markets.
Plus, Transport Minister Marc Garneau is in D.C.for a series of events, including meetings with members of Congress.
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'For those who are both demanding Trudeau call in or call off the police with regards to blockades it isn't in the job description,' tweets former NDP MP Nathan Cullen.
Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne is in Latvia, and will be making stops in Ukraine and Poland this week.
'All parties should also reflect upon the many very real and helpful suggestions that have been made to prevent these moments,' says Ry Moran of the National Centre for Reconciliation.
Plus, the WHO said countries should be wary of not taking the coronavirus seriously, saying it would be a 'fatal mistake' if they assumed it wouldn't touch their borders.
'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
Several ministers are hitting the committee circuit following the government's release of the supplementary estimates.
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Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
Plus, Beijing's envoy to Canada, Cong Peiwu, is expected to participate in a discussion on relations between Canada and China.
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'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Plus, the PM plans to convene the incident response group to discuss the string of issues—coronavirus, the blockades, and the downing of Flight 752—that have been competing for the government's attention in recent weeks.
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'The work they’re doing is going to need to speak for itself,' says Liberal strategist Tiffany Gooch, about the party's recovery from the prime minister's blackface scandal.
Plus, Elections Canada reports it didn't face any significant cyberthreats during the October vote.
A string of committees, including the House Environment and Immigration committees, are electing their chairs.
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'When Black or Indigenous or other people of colour get into the political system, it always assumed it’s they who must carry this change for the rest of us,' says journalist and activist Desmond Cole.
The PM's agenda today includes a meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall and a visit to Gorée Island, known as the 'door of no return,' where Africans where shipped off to America as slaves.
Plus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu squeezes in a lunch at budget-friendly Dim Sum King in Toronto's Chinatown after a morning of briefings with Ontario officials and medical staff at Sunnybrook Hospital.
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Scheduling the departure for next week will give those stuck in China 'ample time' to prepare to leave, says Minister Champagne.
Plus, Canada's UN ambassador Marc-André Blanchard is slated to provide a briefing on the prime minister's Africa tour and effort to court votes for Canada's Security Council bid.
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Plus, the House Health Committee is convening at 3:30 p.m. for another round of briefings on the coronavirus with government officials.
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Some MPs have taken to social media to show it's safe to visit their city's Chinatown.

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