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Press Conference Canada Responds to COVID 19

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by pmnationtalk on March 11, 2020318 Views

Credit: NetNewsLedger

OTTAWA – At a media conference in Ottawa this morning, Prime Minister Trudeau has pledged that Canada will spend $1billion in response to COVID-19 and the impacts on Canada.

Prime Minister Trudeau says, “The reality is that the number of people affected by the virus keeps climbing. Canada has been fortunate so far… but I know that people across the country are worried. We have a responsibility to make sure that Canada is ready for all scenarios and we take that responsibility extremely seriously.”

Support for provinces and territories: $500 million
Investing in research: $275 million
Immediate and additional public health response, including funding for Indigenous Services Canada: $150 million
Sustained communications and public education: $50 million
Personal protective equipment: $50 million
International assistance: $50 million
A work-sharing program: $12 million
Repatriation of Canadians: $7 million
Employment Insurance sickness benefits: $5 million: and
Initial support to the World Health Organization: $2 million

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