Money for vulnerable; millions of masks on the way to Canada

Grant Boone
April 5, 2020

Trudeau says the government would also make announcements "in the coming days and weeks" about specific support for fishers and agricultural producers.

According to Trudeau, the government's stance is that it would be in the interest of both countries to ensure that the movement of essential goods and services continues on both sides of the border.

"We recognize that anytime we're doing big measures like this, there will be gaps, there will be challenges in implementation and unforeseen consequences", Trudeau said.

In his press conference, the Prime Minister was asked for updates surrounding the USA respiratory manufacturer, 3M, which was instructed by the White House to cease its exports to Canada. And if they do, great.

Health Canada is also building an inventory of specialized work volunteers that provinces and territories can draw on to provide more support to health care workers.

He also noted that Monday is the first day people who are out of work because of COVID-19 can go online to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. "And if they don't, they are going to have a hell of a price to pay".

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Canadian hospitals should not throw out used face masks and other protective equipment because public health officials are investigating whether it will be possible to disinfect and reuse them, Canada's public health chief said Sunday.

On Friday, Ontario health authorities released stark COVID-19 projections showing the death toll in that province alone could reach between 3,000 and 15,000 - a figure that could have gone as high as 100,000 had economy-crushing restrictions not been imposed. "We know there are a range of possibilities". We can change the predictions based on how we act: "staying home, keeping two metres distant, washing your hands". Justin Trudeau announced $40-million for women's shelters, $10-million for Indigenous women and children shelters, and $157-million for the homeless.

The fact the United States and China are now hoarding their domestic production of pandemic medical supplies, such as masks and respirators, isn't surprising.

Help is on the way for Canadians that have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Saturday afternoon, there were more than 13,000 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 231 deaths.

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