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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole tests positive for COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has tested positive for COVID-19 but is "feeling well," according to the party.

"This evening, Erin O'Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19," the party said in a statement Friday. 

"He is very relieved that his wife and children have tested negative. O'Toole remains in self-isolation and is feeling well."

O'Toole has been in isolation since Wednesday after being exposed to the coronavirus by one of his staff members, who tested positive.

O'Toole had been travelling with the staffer in Quebec over the weekend and on Monday.

The Conservative leader denounced the current state of COVID-19 testing in Canada after his family waited for hours at an Ottawa site on Wednesday, only to be turned away because of capacity issues.

O'Toole, his wife and their two children were tested on Thursday at a site in Gatineau, Que., which offers priority testing for MPs and their families.

Earlier this week, the Bloc Québécois announced leader Yves-François Blanchet and his wife Nancy Déziel tested positive for COVID-19. They will remain in isolation at his residence in Shawinigan, Que., until Sept. 26.

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source https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/erin-o-toole-tests-positive-covid-19-1.5730964?cmp=rss

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