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Financial aid package for COVID-19 pandemic has now received royal assent

BY , Mar 25, 2020 8:19 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau introduces a government bill during a special sitting of Parliament in the House of Commons Wednesday March 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

A financial aid package for people struggling to make ends meet after losing their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic has now received royal assent.

The 107-billion-dollar package includes $52 billion in cash support.

One measure will provide two-thousand-dollars per month for up to four months to workers whose income drops to zero because of the pandemic.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the benefit should start getting to workers on April 6th.

That's as the country-wide number of cases climbed to nearly 33 hundred and the number of deaths rose to 30.

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