PM Justin Trudeau provides update on federal response to COVID-19 – March 26, 2020

END YESTERDAY, JOBS AND SUPPORT OUR ECONOMY WAS ADOPTED BY PARLIAMENT.

WITH MORE GENEROUS MEASURES TO HELP MORE CANADIANS.

WE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT $107 BILLION TO SUPPORT PEOPLE AND BUSINESSS.

WE LAUNCHED THE NEW CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT WHICH WILL PROVIDE $2, 000 A MONTH FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GETTING PAID AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19.

THIS WILL REPLACE THE TWO BENEFITS WE ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK TO MAKE IT EVEN SIMPLER FOR YOU TO GET HELP.

AN APPLICATION PORTAL WILL LAUNCH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND PEOPLE SHOULD START RECEIVING MONEY WITHIN 14 DAYS OF APPLYING.

AS PART OF THIS PLAN, WE'LL ALSO BE BOOSTING THE CANADA CHILD BENEFIT FOR FAMILIES IN MAY.

PARENTS ALREADY KNOW HOW MUCH THE C.

C.

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HELPS WITH THE COST OF THE RAISING KIDS BY INCREASING THIS, WILL PUT MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF FAMILIES TO HELP THEM NAVIGATE THESE UNCERTAIN TYPES.

WE'LL ALSO BE SUPPLIMENTS THE G.

S.

T.

CREDIT WHHS SENT TO LOW-INCOME CANADIANS EVERY FEW MONTHS.

AND FOR PEOPLE STILL PAYING OFF THEIR STUDENT LOAN, WE ARE PUTTING A SIX-MONTH INTEREST-FREE MORATORIUM ON THEIR STUDENT LOANS.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT ELSE WE'RE DOING AND HOW TO ACCESS YOUR BENEFITS AT CANADA.

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I'M SORRY SAY, THERE A APPEARS TO BE A TAX SCAM GONING AROUND ON THE NEW EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT.

I WANT TOP REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S WEBSITE IS THE BEST PLACE TO FIND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING.

[Speaking in French] >> (voice of translator): — YOU CAN CONSULT THE CANADA.

ca SITE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO DEAL WITH COVID-19.

ON THE WAY TO GET YOUR BENEFITS.

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED A MESSAGE, TEXT MESSAGE WHICH APPEAR TO COME FROM THE GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE NEW EMERGENCY BENEFIT.

IT'S A SCAM.

I'D JUST LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S WEBSITE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET RELIABLE INFORMATION ON WHAT WE'RE DOING.

IT'S CLEAR THAT THE PANDEMIC IS PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ON I, AND ON ALL OF GOVERNMENT D ON EI AND ALL GOVERNMENT MACHINERY.

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO REDUCE DELAYS.

I KNOW THAT BILLS ARE PILING UP FOR PEOPLE AND PRESSURE'S BUILDING.

MANY FAMILIES ARE WORRIED AND THEY'RE RIGHT TO BE WORRIED BUT WE ARE WORKING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT PEOPLE ABROAD ARE FINDING IT TOUGH TO FIND FLIGHTS TO GET HOME TO CANADA.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH AIRLINES TO BRING THEM HOME.

YESTERDAY, AIR TRANSAT ANNOUNCED A 12 OTHER FLIGHTS — TO OTHER FLIGHTS FROM EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA GOING TO MONTREAL, TIME, OUR GOVERNMENT IS ONGOING COMMUNICATION WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WHO ARE ALSO FACING THE CRISIS THEMSELVES.

WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT HAS WORKED IS WHAT'S NOT WORK FOR THEM AND WE'RE TRYING TO SEE WHETHER WE CAN TAP INTO THEIR SUCCESS IN SOME CASES.

[End of Translation] ONE THING IS CLEAR, WE CAN ONLY OVERCOME COVID-19 IF WE TAKE ACTION TOGETHER AS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

SO WE ARE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.

THAT MEANS MAKING SURE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND OUR PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES HAVE THEIR RESOURCES THEY NEED NEED.

IT MEANS WORKING TOGETHER TO DEVELOP A VACCINE, IDENTIFIED TREATMENTS AND INCREASED TESTING.

WE ARE ALSO EXPANDING MANUFACTURING CAPACITY FOR CRITICAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND WORKING TO KEEP THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING TO GET THAT EQUIPMENT TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT.

OUR GOVERNMENT IS HELPING COMPANIES IN CANADA RETOOL THEIR MANUFACTURING FACILITIES TO REDUCE THE THINGS WE ALL NEED.

ON THE ECONOMY, THE G20 HAS ALSO MADE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS TO HELP PEOPLE AND BUSINESSS GET THROUGH THIS CHALLENGING TIME.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING CLOSELY TOGETHER TO COORDINATE OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.

COVID-19 IS A GLOBAL CRISIS AND DEMAND A GLOBAL RESPONSE.

NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE MUST WORK WITH OUR ALLIES TO PROTECT PEOPLE AND THE ECONOMY.

ON AT THAT POINT NOTE, I ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT I AM APPOINTING TRISTEN HILLMAN AS OUR NEW AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES.

AMBASSADOR HILLMAN IS A GIFTED AND BRILLIANT DIPLOMAT.

SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SECURE A GOOD DEAL FOR CANADA AND CANADIANS DURING NAFTA NEGOTIATES.

MOST RECENTLY, AMBASSADOR HILLMAN PLAYED A KEY ROLE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO BORDER WHILE KEEPING TRADE FLOWING.

AS WE FIGHT COVID-19, WE MUST PROTECT THE SUPPLY CHAINS ON WHICH WE DEPEND FOR FRESH VEGETABLE, MEDICINES AND SUPPLIES FOR OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS.

OUR PORTS, RAILWAYS AND TRUCKS ARE VITAL TO BRINGING IN THE THINGS WE NEED.

I WANT TOP THANK ALL THE WORKERS WHO ARE KEEPING OUR COUNTRY MOVING.

EVERY DAY OUR GOVERNMENT LOOKS HAT WE NEED BETTER TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THIS EVOLVING CRISIS.

SO IN RESPONSE TO THE FACT THAT TOO MANY TRAVELERS ARE STILL NOT ISOLATING UPON RETURNING THE CANADA, WE ARE TAKING A GREATER ACTION.

I HAVE BEEN VE CLEAR ON THIS.

THE PREMIERS, DR.

TAM AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE ALL BEEN VERY CLEAR ON THIS.

IF YOU'VE JUST RETURNED FROM ABROAD, YOU HAVE TO GO HOME AND STAY HOME FOR 14 DAYS.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY.

THEY ARE STOPPING BY THE GROCERY STORE ON THEIR WAY HOME FROM THE AIRPORT.

THEY ARE GETTING TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS AFTER BEING AWAY FOR MARCH BREAK.

THIS KIND OF CONDUCT IS NOT JUST DISAPPOINTING, IT'S DANGEROUS.

SO NOW, A 14-DAY QUARANTINE WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL CANADIANS RETURNING HOME FROM ABROAD.

WE ARE IMPLEMENTING THE QUARANTINE ACT TO KEEP ALL CANADIANS SAFE.

IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE INCLUDE SHONE, YOU COULD FACE SERIOUS FINES AND EVEN PRISON TIME.

[Speaking in French] VOICE IT'S ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY MEDIA] >> THANK YOU.

FIRST QUESTION FROM MICHEL LaMARSH.

TVA NEWS.

YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

>> (Question): HELLO, MR.

TRUDEAU, I'D LIKE TO HEAR YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT, THE PERSONAL PROTECTIMEE CHINA IN FEBRUARY? COULD YOU EXPLAIN TODAY WHY YOU DECIDED TO DO THAT, BECAUSE IT APPEARS NOW THERE'S A GREAT SHORTAGE IN MANY PROVINCES TODAY? >> Rt.

Hon.

Justau IS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND IT REQUIRES A GLOBAL RESPONSE.

THIS IS A WAY OF HELPING OURSELVES.

BUT I'D LIKE TO REASSURE CANADIANS TODAY — WE WILL BE RECEIVING EXTRA EQUIPME AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES AS WELL TO MEET ALL NEEDS CHAOS THE COUNTRY AND ALSO SEEING THAT CANADIAN COMPANIES ARE MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS AND EQUIPMENT.

WE WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHILE STILL STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE ACROSS THE WORLD AS WELL.

THIS IS A GLOBAL CRISIS.

[End of Translation] I SAID FROM THE BEGINNING THIS IS GLOBAL CRISIS THAT REQUIRES GLOBAL COOPERATION AND RESPONSE IF WE ARE TO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE AND KEEP CANADIANS SAFE.

AT THE SAME TIME, I CAN ASSURE EVERYONE THAT THE FEDERAL STOCKPILES HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PROVINCES UNTIL THIS POINT, AND IN THE GOING DAY, WE WILL BE RECEIVING MILLIONS MORE ITEMS THAT ARE NECESSARY RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AT THE SAME TIME AS OUR BUSINESSS, COMPANIES AND MANUFACTURERS ARE TOOLING UP PRODUCTION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH, NOT JUST FOR CANADIANS, BUT FOR FRIENDS AND ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD WHO NEED IT.

>> THANK YOU.

[Speaking in French] >> (voice of translatorT QUESTION.

— THE “LE DEVOIR”.

YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

>> (Question): HELLO, MR.

TRUDEAU, I'D LIKE THE PICK UP ON THE BILL THAT GAVE YOU SPENDING AND TAXING POWERS TO SEPTEMBER 2021.

YOU EXPLAINED WHY THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS THAT FLEXIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC BUT YOU NEVER EXPLAINED WHY YOU THINK YOU'LL NEED THESE POWERS FOR SO LONG.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY YOU WANTED THOSE POWERS TO >> Rt.

Hon KNOW THIS IS ON A UNPREDICTABLE SITUATION.

SOMETHING THE WORLD ECONOMY HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE NEED EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES TO DEAL WITH THIS CRISIS.

OUR OBJECTIVE WAS TO GIVE THE GOVERNMENT THE FLEXIBILITY IT NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THIS CRISIS WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS CRISIS WILL GO ON FOR, BUT WE'VE UNDERSTOOD AND WE'VE WORKED WITH OPPOSITION PARTIES ON THIS, THAT THE OPPOSITION PARTIES HAD CONCERNS.

WE WORKED TO RESOLVE THOSE CONCERNS AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO MAKE SURE THE NECESSARY STEPS ARE TAKING ON THE PROTECT CANADIANS.

>> NEXT QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

[End of Translation] >> FROM REUTERS OTTAWA, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

>> (Question):PRI MINISTER.

— SORRY, DAVID, I NEED YOU GUYS THE RAISE THE VOLUME.

I CAN'T HEAR THEM.

>> IS THAT BETTER? >> YES.

THANK YO DAVID.

>> (Question): PRESIDENT TRP SAID YESTERDAY THAT HE WANTED TO RE-OPEN THE U.

S.

ECONOMY BY EASTER AND PEOPLE IN CANADA ARE PETRIFIED WITH A BUNCH OF AMERICANS COMING NORTH WITH THE VIRUS, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU BY HIS COMMENTS.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO STOP THIS, IS THERE A WAY TO PUT A SECURITY PRESENCE ON THE BORDER? >> Rt.

Hon.

Justin W WITH THE UNITED STATES TO ENSURE THAT THE BORDER MEASURES WE PUT IN PLACE ARE RESPECTED.

WE HAVE CLOSED THE BORDER TEMPORARILY TO ALL BUT NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVELERS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE AND TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE IN OUR CASE AND ADJUST AS THINGS UNFOLD AS NETSEST NECESSARY, BUT WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE BEST ADVICE OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ON DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE AS A PRIORITY.

[Speaking in French] THANK YOU, THE LAST QUESTION IS FROM BRUCE CANTON SMITH FROM THE “TORONTO STAR”.

[End of Translation] >> (Question): MINISTER, MORNIN.

WHY WAS THIS QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS ARRIVING FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY NOT MADE MANDATORY SOONER.

BEFORE THE MARCH BREAK TRAVELERS CAME HOME TO FOREIGN TRAVEL, ARE YOU WORRIED THIS DELAY MAY HAVE SPREAD TO THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN CANADA.

>> Rt.

Hon.

Justin Trudeau: ACRN CANADIANS FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND TAKING SERIOUSLY THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES, WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE STAYING AT HOME AND SEEING PEOPLE STAY 2 METRES IDIAN FROM EACH D SEEING PEOPLE ENGAGED IN HAND WASHING AND USING HAND SANITIZER.

WE KNOW THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF CANADIANS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES SET OUT FOR THEIR OWN THE PROTECTION OL OF US.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND FOR THEIR PROTECTION WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE HAD TO TAKE THIS NEXT STEP OF BRINGING IN THE QUARANTINE ACT TO ENSURE THAT CANADIANS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS, SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS IMMEDIATELY UPON RE-ENTERING CANADA, THERE WILL BE — THEY WILL BE FACING FINES AND PERHAPS EVEN JAIL TIME.

[Speaking in French] >> (voice of translator): HI, ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS.

>> YOU TOLD MORE THAN A MILLION CANADIANS SINCE THEN CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE DECISION-MAKING AND THE RATIONALE TO MAKE IT MANDATORY TO UNDERGO TO A 14-DAY SELF-QUARANTINE RATHER THAN A WEEK AND A HALF AGO? >> Rt.

Hon.

Justin Trudeau: T WE BEGINNING.

INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO CANADIANS TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DA AND MANY, MANY, MANY OF THEM DID.

CANADIANS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE RESULTS AND THE GUIDELINES SET OUT BY PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT'S ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THEIR LOVED ONES AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE WHO WORK IN OUR HEALTH CARE S UNFORTUNATELY, THERE HAVE BEEN TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS FURTHER STEP OF MAKING QUARANTINE MANDATORY, AND BRINGING IN ENFORCEMENT MEASURES AS WELL.

>> (Question): ON THE CHALLENGES AND ENFORCING THAT QUARANTINE.

ARE YOU ASK PEOPLE THE REPORT? >> PUBLIC HEALTH WILL BE FOLLOWING UP IN MANY, MANY CASES TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING THESE RULES, AND ENFORCEMENT WILL HAPPEN AS ENFORCEMENT DOES, IN VARIOUS WAYS BY OUR POLICE AND ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

FRENCH APPROACH.

RECO MANY PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS HEALTH CANADA WILL BE FOLLOWING UP WITH MANY PEOPLE TO ENSURE AND TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE RULES, THEY ARE SELF-ISOLATING AND IF PEOPLE REFUSE TO DO THAT, WOMEN, WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL CASE THE NEWS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING FOLLOWED — THAT WILL HAPPEN NOW.

>> (Question): PRIME MINISTER, YOU'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO THEIR BIT, WHY ARE YOU NOT ASKING LARGE CREDIT COMPANIES TO GIVE A GRACE PERIOD TO PEOPLE WHOSE CARDS ARE MAXED OUT, WHO DON'T PAY INTEREST, DON'T YOU THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THEY SHOULD BE >> Rt.

Hon.

Justin Tru , YES, IT'S CONVERSATION WE ARE HAVING WITH MAJOR BANKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

I WOULD LIKE THE POINT OUT THAT MINISTER MORNEAU IS IN REGULAR CONVERSATION WITH THE BANKS.

WE ARE ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE MEASURES LIKE THIS ONE.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE LOOKING TO TAKE STEPS TO MAKE CREDIT ACCESS EASIER TO CANADIANS AND OF COURSE THAT'S CHEAPER THAN CREDIT CARD INTEREST.

[End of Translation] THE FINANCE MINISTER HAS HAD CONVERSATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE BANKS ABOUT CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES.

WE RECOGNIZE THEY ARE A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE FOR MANY CANADIANS AT THIS POINT.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE ACTION THE ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN FOR CANADIANS.

AT THE SE ARE LOOKING AT OUR END AT MAKING CREDIT MORE AVAILABLE AND LESS EXPENSIVE FOR CANADIANS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

>> (Question): GOO MORNING, JANET SILVER, GLOBAL NEWS.

GLOBAL NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT THE TRANSPORTATION TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE MILITARY 30 KILOMETRESES FROM A THE CANADIAN-U.

S.

BOARD TO CUT BACK OVER FEARS OF COVID-19 AND THE ILLEGAL CROSSINGS.

IS THIS NECESSARY AND IF YOU OR ANY OF YOUR COLLEAGUES IN YOUR GOVERNMENT HAD ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THIS? >> CANADA AND THE UNITED STATESES HAVE THE LONGEST UNMILITARIZED BORDER IN THE WORLD, AND IT IS VERY MUCH IN BOTH OF OUR INTERESTS FOR IT TO REMAIN THAT WAY.

WE HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES ON THIS.

[Speaking in French] >> (voice of translator): CANADT NON-MILITARIZED BOARDER IN THE WORLD AND IT'S IN OUR INTERESTS, IN BOTH OUR INTEREST, REALLY TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN DISCUSSION WITH THE U.

S.

ON THIS ISSUE.

>> (Question): CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE CLARITY ON THAT.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS ON THIS AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CANADA? >> Rt.

Hon.

Justin TrudeauE FACT THAT CANADA-U.

S.

BOARDER IS THE LONGEST, UNMILITARIZED BOARDER IN THE WORLD.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S BENEFITED OUR TWO COUNTRIES AND OUR BOTH ECONOMIES TREMENDOUSLY AND WE FEEL THAT IT NEEDS TO REMAIN THAT WAY.

>> (Question): I WANT TO ABOUT, MORE THAN 30, 000 CASES ALONE IN NEW YORK.

THAT'S A STATE THAT BORDERS PARTS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC.

WOULD WE EVER BAN ESSENTIAL GOODS FOR PEOPLE FROM THAT HOTSPOT? >> Rt.

Hon.

I THINK WE WILL ALWAYS TAKE MEASURES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT CANADIANS AS WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF PROTECTING CANADIANS IS ENSURING A GOOD SUPPLY OF FOOD, OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, OF NECESSARY EQUIPMENT ACROSS OUR BORDER.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR WAYS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE KEEPING CANADIANS SAFE WHILE PROVIDING US WITH THE THINGS WE NEED.

>> (Question): PRIME MINISTER, ON YOUR CALL WITH THE LEADER TODAY, WAS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR DECISION MADE ON CALL THE UN FOR 2 BILLION IN AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS, INCLUDING HELP WITH TESTING KITS IN AFRICA AND OTHER GEAR NEEDED? >> Rt.

Hon.

Justin T NUMR OF TH.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR COORDINATED GLOBAL RESPONSE, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE G20 IS WELL SUITED TO MOVE FORWARD ON.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND ALIGN IN THE ACTIONS WE TAKE.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED THE FLATTEN THE GLOBAL CURVE OF THIS PANDEMIC, WHICH MEANS BEYOND JUST INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES DOING WHAT'S NECESSARY FOR THEMSELVES.

BUT WORK TOGETHER TO HAVE AN IMPACT THAT GOES BEYOND OUR BORDERS.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR CITIZENS, FOR BUSINESSS.

THE G20 REPRESENTS 85% OF THE GLOBAL G.

D.

P.

WE FEEL THAT WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO STAVE OFF AND POSITIVELY IMPACT THE CAN ECONOMY AT THIS TIME OF SIGNIFICANT STRESS, AND SO WE PLEDGE TO WORK TOGETHER AND WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE NEED TO HELP VULNERABLE COUNTRIES THAT DON'T HAVE THE SCIENCE OR THE HEALTH SYSTEMS TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR POPULATIONS SAFE, INCLUDING THROUGH INVESTMENTS THROUGH WORLD GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE UN OR THE W.

H.

O.

OR THE WORLD BANK.

WE ALSO SPECIFICALLY TALKED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FEIGES AFRICA AND HOW WE WILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT AFFIRM AS THEY FACE THIS PANDEMIC AS WELL.

>> (Question): IS CANADA AND OTHER COUNTRIES SENDING MONEY AND ADDITIONLY, SAUDI ARABIA IS THE CHAIR, DID THE PRICE WAR OVER OIL PRICE COMING UP IS WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE.

>> Rt.

Hon.

Justin Tru SPOKE ABOUT YESTERDAY, WE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS.

WE KNOW THAT SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE COUNTRIES STRUGGLING WITH THE ABILITY TO COMBAT THIS VIRUS IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEING ALTRUISTIC BUT ABOUT PROTECTING CANADIANS AS WELL.

THIS VIRUS WILL POSSIBLY FACE RESURGENCE, ONCE WE HAVE HANDLED IT IN CANADA AND MANY COUNTRIES.

OUR ABOUT THE MINIMIZE THOSE RESURGENCES WILL BE LINKED TO OUR ABILITY TO HELP AND WORK WITH COUNTRIES IN MORE DIRE SITUATIONS.

[Speakin French] >> (voice of translator) WE RECOGZE THAT HELPING IN THE INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO DEAL WITH COVID-19, IT'S JUST NOT AN ISSUE OF ALTRUISM BUT SOMETHING THAT'S GOOD FOR CANADIANS.

WE KNOW THAT BY PREVENTING A RESURGENCE OF THE VIRUS, ONCE WE HAVE GOT IT UNDER CONTROL IN CANADA, IT COULD BE STOPPED BY CONCRETE ACTION IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES.

THIS IS WHY WE'RE TAKING PART IN THE UN EFFORT TO HELP COUNTRIES IN STRESS.

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