Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians that the second wave has arrived in many parts of the country, Politico reports.
“We’re on the brink of a fall that could be much worse than the spring,” Trudeau said Wednesday during a 12-minute takeover of suppertime television. “It’s all too likely we won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving [Oct. 12], but we still have a shot at Christmas.”
During the height of the pandemic last spring, Trudeau took questions from reporters almost every day for weeks — briefings that networks covered voluntarily. On Wednesday evening, he took the rare step, for a Canadian prime minister, of requesting airtime on major TV networks.