PM Trudeau Announces Deal With Provinces To Boost Wages For Essential Workers

COVID-19: Canada Responds

PM Trudeau Announces Deal With Provinces To Boost Wages For Essential Workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update from outside his home in Ottawa on the federal government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that a $4-billion agreement has been reached with all provinces and territories to top up wages for low-income essential workers. The federal government will contribute $3 billion towards the cost-sharing deal, while provinces and territories will provide $1 billion. Provinces and territories will be responsible for deciding which workers are eligible for the wage increase. (May 7, 2020)