COVID-19: Justin Trudeau unveils emergency payments for Canadians

  • COVID-19: Justin Trudeau unveils emergency payments for Canadians

COVID-19: Justin Trudeau unveils emergency payments for Canadians

"I will be speaking with President Trump in the coming days", Trudeau said.

Chief political correspondent David Akin and Ottawa bureau chief Mercedes Stephenson break down Trudeau's comments and what the next steps may be with the United States.

They also look into the lack of modelling projections being provided by the prime minister Trudeau and the federal government.

Trudeau added that his government is in talks with the USA and is working to resolve the issue.

Tam said part of the solution is science, to figure out how decontamination can happen.

"I think it is one of the most important and I think worthwhile lines of pursuit for PPE right now", she said. Truedau said these programs will be announced in the coming days. Canadian nurses also work in the U.S. We don't want other people getting it.

"We have an enormous number of products that are essential for the United States in their fight against Covid-19", Trudeau told reporters Saturday, insisting he wanted to avoid an escalation.

"Over the past few weeks, we've all had to make changes to keep each other safe and healthy, and it's a big adjustment", Trudeau said. He also asked it to stop exporting such masks, also known as respirators, though 3M issued a statement saying that could have "significant humanitarian implications" for health care workers in Canada and Latin America.

He had noted just a day earlier that the USA gets a lot from Canada like supplies and products.

Trudeau hasn't spoken with American President Donald Trump since N95 mask controversy but is "working with Trump administration ... to engage constructively" so goods flow both ways across the border.

"If we don't help each other, it will probably be a long, long time before we get over this pandemic", said Elliott, who worked as a paramedic for 30 years. Canada also exports raw materials used in the production of face masks to the United States.

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 US customers.

Trudeau went on to say that the best thing Canadians can do during this time is to follow the advice of public health officials, to not only protect their health but that of their loved ones and society as a whole.