Decision to reduce Trudeau’s daily briefings will further erode government oversight, experts say

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OTTAWA — The decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to begin winding down his daily press briefings could further erode government oversight at a crucial time in the COVID-19 pandemic, democracy experts and an opposition MP said. Trudeau on Monday announced that he would be reducing his daily briefings to the public — dismissed as a “morning show” by his political opponents — to a few days a week. The prime minister stressed that he would “keep regularly updating Canadians on how this virus is progressing” and said the public must “continue to follow local public health guidelines” as threats from the virus persist.