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Trudeau unveils $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians

BY , Mar 18, 2020 4:13 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walking outside to address media outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa/ The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Liberal government is going to provide $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses to help them get through the economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 outbreak.

There will also be $55 billion to help Canadians meet liquidity needs through tax deferrals.

There will be an emergency care benefit for those for those who fall ill, need to self-isolate or have to take care of family member with COVID-19 but fail to qualify for employment insurance.

There will be an emergency support benefit for those who lose their jobs and don't qualify for EI and this includes self-employed workers who have to close up shop.

The details of this package can be found here:

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