Mr. Speaker, the health minister is telling Canadians to prepare for a possible pandemic by stockpiling food and medication. While no one is trying to raise panic, sudden statements about needing to stockpile food and medicine are raising concerns across the country. Canadians are now wondering if they should be scared to fly, go to work or go to school.
How likely is Canada to face a pandemic at this time? Is the risk still low, or should we be stocking our shelves with supplies?