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Morneau to unveil $20 billion or more to cushion financial shock of COVID-19
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Morneau to unveil $20 billion or more to cushion financial shock of COVID-19

Federal aid of $20B is expected to include measures to get direct payments to Canadians so that they can afford to follow the advice of health professionals to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of infection — possibly through a temporary increase in the Canada Child Benefit and grants to workers who don’t qualify for employment insurance.

Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
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Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

We are facing an unprecedented time in our history," said Premier Ford. "This is a decision that was not made lightly. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions. We are taking this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health care sector fight the spread of COVID-19. The health and well-being of every Ontarian must be our number one priority."