Conservative MP suggests reopening businesses since COVID-19 deaths mostly impact seniors - 2020-04-14
Marc Dalton, the Conservative MP for Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge, is under fire for an insensitive comment regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Dalton took to Twitter on Monday to posit whether it was time to reopen the economy, noting that most COVID-19 deaths were confined to seniors' care homes.
The tweet was promptly deleted shortly after being posted.
Members of opposing parties have called out the comment for its disregard towards the wellbeing of Canadian seniors. The NDP Critic for Senior Policy says "I think it's actually disgusting. It's ruthless, it's heartless and it's a disrespectful comment, I'm not sure if he would be saying that if his parents were in the same situation."