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Military heading to Quebec, $100M coming for food banks: Trudeau

BY , Apr 3, 2020 5:21 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:33 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing media outside Rideau Cottage/ The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian Forces are being sent to northern Quebec to help communities there prepare to respond to COVID-19.

He says the federal government is answering a call from the Quebec government.

In a daily appearance outside his Ottawa residence today, Trudeau also says the federal government has an agreement with Amazon to use its distribution network to send medical supplies to meet provincial needs.

Trudeau also announced that the government would donate $100 million to meet urgent food needs across the country, including in northern and Indigenous communities.

He says the money will help buy and deliver food to the people who need it most.

The organizations who will receive funding include Food Banks Canada, The Breakfast Club of Canada, The Salvation Army and others.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's working with the United States to help them understand that trade between the two countries goes both ways.

He made the comments after the White House ordered a U.S manufacturer to stop delivering N95 respirators to Canada from the United States.

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