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Conservative Leader O’Toole in isolation after staffer tests positive

Leader of Bloc Quebecois also self-isolating


September 16, 2020
By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
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Health & Safety

Erin O’Toole is self-isolating after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19. (Twitter/@ErinOTooleMP)

OTTAWA — Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he, his family and some party workers are in self-isolation after an aide tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from the party says the O’Tooles don’t have any symptoms themselves but are getting tested and informing the Opposition leader’s recent contacts.

O’Toole was to appear at a party event in Alberta later today, part of a mini-tour of the Conservative heartland in the West.

And he was just in Quebec, where he met Premier Francois Legault.

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The Conservatives say the staffer who has the respiratory illness was travelling with him.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is also in self-isolation, awaiting the results of his own COVID-19 test after both his spouse and an aide tested positive for the illness.