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$82B in direct aid and stimulus coming, along with a Canada-U.S. border closing.

Source: Rachel Aiello, ctvnews.ca, March 18, 2020

PM Trudeau has said that all Canadians will feel the consequences of COVID-19.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Canada- U.S. border will close to all non-essential travel, and that the federal government is prepared to spend a combined $82 billion on direct financial help and economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Among the “extraordinary” aid measures unveiled: deferring the tax deadline, boosting the Canada Child Benefit, wage subsidies for small businesses, and targeted assistance for vulnerable demographics to help “bridge to better times.”

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