Parliament Passes COVID-19 Emergency Response Act

With an agreement reached on the passing of Bill C-13, the government has managed to move forward on the $82 billion dollars in fiscal stimulus measures to provide support, as Ministers Freeland and Morneau have emphasized, where it is needed most. That includes $500 million for the provinces to deliver on their own front-line healthcare support and $215 million for First Nations communities. However, where the impact will most be felt is for those who have been laid off, or who are self-employed or contract workers reeling from the dramatic shutdown of businesses large and small over the last month.  

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