Feds Proposing $14B Plan To Re-Open Economy
Ottawa is proposing a $14 billion plan to the provinces and territories to re-open the economy after the first wave of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the plan will cover a period of 6 to 8 months and will involve providing more personal protective equipment for health care workers and businesses.
It will also involve funding for childcare and assisting seniors and other vulnerable people, as well as offering funding for municipalities and up to 10 days of sick pay for workers who need it.
Trudeau also announced today people with disabilities will be getting a one-time, non-taxable payment of $600 to help them better respond to the pandemic.
Trudeau proposed the government’s re-opening plan in his latest weekly conference call with the premiers.
Details on each province’s share of the cash still have to be negotiated in the coming days.