Gov’t Commits $1B to Combat COVID-19 – March 11, 2020

Gov’t Commits $1B to Combat COVID-19 – March 11, 2020

Gov’t Commits $1B to Combat COVID-19 – March 11, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the federal government is committing $1 billion to create a COVID-19 response package, which will address issues related to coronavirus research, communication, employment insurance, and more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough speak to reporters after the government’s announcement.

Responding to the government’s new coronavirus measures are Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.