Mr. Speaker, at this time the risk does remain low, but we do in fact need to be prepared. This is a very rapidly changing situation, and based on what is happening around the world, we are preparing for a global spread of COVID-19.
We must focus on the impacts within Canada. We already have emergency response plans in place. We also have federal, provincial and territorial preparedness plans to respond to a pandemic situation. The health and safety of Canadians is our utmost wish.