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Kennedy Stewart says he'll ask Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland how federal relief funding will flow to cities

BY , Mar 16, 2020 11:16 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he'll ask Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to clarify Tuesday how federal relief funding during the COVID-19 pandemic will flow to cities.

Stewart announced the closure today of public recreation centres, libraries, civic theatres and other non-essential services in an effort to encourage social distancing.

He is also encouraging bars and restaurants to limit their capacity if they cannot ensure at least one metre of distance between people, while suggesting residents order take out or delivery to continue supporting those businesses.

Three main service providers in the Downtown Eastside will remain open so that the city's most vulnerable will have continued access to food, shelter, and other supports.

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