Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the $82B emergency economic legislation passing in the House of Commons and now awaits approval in the Senate.
Trudeau says new federal benefits for those losing income due to COVID-19 will be in people's pockets within 10 days of their applications. Trudeau says the application process for the new programs will open soon. The government has now merged new EI programs related to COVID-19 into a single allowance.
Trudeau said that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will provide CAD 2,000 per month for those whose jobs have been impacted or lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland also addressed the mandatory self-isolation for any travellers returning from abroad saying that the order will apply to all travellers, including those from the U.S., but that it will not apply to those deemed to be doing “essential work.”
“It will, from midnight tonight, be a legal obligation of people entering Canada from outside Canada to self-isolate for 14 days,” she said.
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