PM Trudeau on Canada–U.S. Border, Aid for Indigenous Businesses – April 18, 2020

COVID-19: Canada Responds

PM Trudeau on Canada–U.S. Border, Aid for Indigenous Businesses – April 18, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirms that Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the restrictions that have closed the shared border to non-essential travellers by an additional 30 days. The border was closed on March 21 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Speaking from outside his home in Ottawa, the prime minister also announces up to $306.8 million in funding aimed at assisting Indigenous businesses affected by COVID-19 via access to short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions.