Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $200 million for shelters, domestic abuse victims

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $200 million for shelters, domestic abuse victims

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $200 million for shelters, domestic abuse victims

Millions in funding will be going towards programs for vulnerable Canadians like sexual assault and homeless shelters amid the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Saturday.

Media reports suggest Trump and trade adviser Peter Navarro singled out 3M after a Fox News report accused the Minnesota-based company's American distributors of selling its masks to "foreign buyers" that were outbidding USA customers. "I understand, he's thinking "I need to take care of my own people" but we're connected".

"Also then signalling to provinces and territories that certain things shouldn't be thrown away right now, so that we can actually implement this should we find the actual people who can do this", she said.

Federal officials have not yet ventured further than to say that public health measures like physical distancing could be in place for weeks or months to stave off a surge that would cripple the health-care system, with an estimation early on in the outbreak that between 30 and 70 per cent of Canadians could contract the virus.

He said both sides of the border benefit from the trade of essential services and said he is making that point to the Trump administration.

Amazon will be working with Canada Post, Purolator and other local delivery service partners to transport the supplies and equipment across the country.

During his daily message, he also said Health Canada is looking for people with specialized skills to sign up to help with tracking data and he says reservists are being offered full-time jobs to bolster the Armed Forces.

The fact the United States and China are now hoarding their domestic production of pandemic medical supplies, such as masks and respirators, isn't surprising.

Without these supplies, front-line health-care workers can not be properly protected as they work to save others.

"3M has not treated our country well".

"We have a great relationship with the USA and they pull these shenanigans?"

"Our understanding is that once it goes to the medical device re-processing and goes through that sterilization process, then they can be used quite a few times, like up to 10 times potentially".

Those born in January through March can apply on April 6, the first day the portal opens. He also noted Canada supplies the US with many key COVID-19 supplies including pulp for surgical-grade N95 masks, test kits and gloves.