Parliament to reconvene Tuesday to deal with COVID-19 measures: source

The House of Commons will convene Tuesday to deal with urgent business related to the novel coronavirus, according to a source in the prime minister’s office.

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Global News has also learned that discussions are underway with the House leaders from each party to reconvene the House with the minimum number of MPs — preferably only those within driving distance of Ottawa.

There is an acknowledgement that each party will try to keep its MPs from flying.

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Under House of Commons procedure rules, there must be a minimum of 20 MPs in the House for business to proceed.

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