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Health committee  The public health advice we received is that physical distancing should be maintained whenever possible. We put in place a system of several measures—I'll call it a layered approach—where there's no one single point of failure. That's why we have the questions, the physical obser

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  I'm not sure what type of aircraft that was, but I can certainly turn to my colleague Mr. Robinson, who might have a better answer for you.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  Thank you very much for your question. I am sorry, but I do not know why the mayor made those comments. It is very difficult, if not impossible, for me to answer that question.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  I found—

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  I am Franco-Albertan, so I will try to answer in French, and if I need to switch to English, I will. I will say that taking temperatures is just one of several steps that help airlines make sure that sick people do not set foot on a plane or in another airport.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  We frequently talk to big companies like WestJet and Air Canada about the steps they are taking. We can certainly ask them to put in place certain protocols. So I would say that it is a result of our discussions, and also because they are looking at what other airlines around the

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  Mr. Chair, I think that question is best directed to the employer of these employees—

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  It was generally the case back in January that the guidance and advice was in fact evolving. We were in fact the first country to mandate face coverings throughout the air journey—

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  Thank you. I'll start the answer and then I'll turn it over to one of my colleagues who is far more proficient. I think it's important to note that the aviation industry, as I mentioned before, is heavily regulated in Canada to ensure the strongest safety measures are in place t

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  That's a powerful email. I had similar discussions with my family at the end of January. We worked very closely with Labour Canada, Health Canada and labour unions to assess, through all those lenses that you've identified, the situation for key transportation workers in Canada

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  There was never a situation where any of us felt, or I felt.... I never felt pressured. It was about trying to provide the best advice through task hazard analyses, working with the labour program and with provinces and territories, and ensuring that employees were provided the b

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  That's a difficult question for me to answer. I really don't know what kinds of disciplinary processes an individual employer would have.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  I would say a few things. One, as I mentioned before, there's the work we've done in trying to create a multi-layered system. Two, there's what we've relied on in terms of advice from other aviation authorities as well. Third, our advice and direction and guidance will continue a

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  This advice was taken in concert with our engagement with the International Civil Aviation Organization and a number of agencies around the world, including what we had seen from our advice here internally to civil aviation medicine. We work closely with the Public Health Agency

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau

Health committee  Mr. Chair, the temperature thermal screeners, and I'll turn to my colleagues, I don't believe have been purchased yet. In fact, the purchase price will depend on the device being purchased, but they have not been purchased yet, to my knowledge.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Kevin Brosseau