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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Continues to Speak with Premiers About Continued Efforts to Address the Impacts of COVID-19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland held their 13th call with Canada’s premiers to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the Government of Canada website:
The Prime Minister acknowledged the peaceful anti-racism demonstrations that have been held across Canada. First Ministers were united in denouncing racism in all its forms, and agreed to continue working together to fight discrimination and injustice. The Prime Minister also raised the issue of policing in Canada, including equipping Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers with body cameras.
First Ministers continued discussions on an agreement to safely restart the economy. The Prime Minister reaffirmed that the Government of Canada is ready to contribute $14 billion to help provinces and territories address their critical needs over the next six to eight months. This includes personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and businesses, testing and contact tracing, childcare, assistance for vulnerable populations, support for municipalities, and paid sick leave for workers.
First Ministers provided updates on measures to restart the economy. The Prime Minister highlighted the latest measures regarding the Canada-U.S. border, and spoke of the limited exemption announced earlier this week to allow immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, who do not have COVID-19 or exhibit any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, to come to Canada.
All First Ministers reiterated their support for the Team Canada approach to fighting COVID-19, and the need to closely coordinate their efforts, moving forward.
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While the coronavirus continues to spread quickly, it is important to remember that only a small percentage of patients need special treatment to recover. Trusted health experts continue to emphasize that the general population shouldn’t panic and should instead focus on practicing proper hygiene, such as hand-washing and refraining from touching the facial area.
Stay up to date on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by visiting the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada website.
- World Health Organization: Q&A on coronavirus (article)
- World Health Organization: How to protect yourself against COVID-19 (video)
- World Health Organization: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 (pdf document)
- McKinsey & Company: COVID-19: Implications for Business (article)
- Government of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (updates, resources on travel, updates, Canada’s response, etc.)
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public (in-depth resources)
- Government of Canada Economic Response Plan
- BDC’s Relief for Canadian Business Owners
- Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis
- Government of Canada Announces new Domestic Transportation Measures
- BDC Capital Bridge Financing Program