OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will spend up to $82 billion on measures to support the Canadian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money will come through a combination of direct supports for workers and businesses.
The economic package also includes $55 billion in tax deferrals for business.
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Other measures include a $1.9 billion boost to the Canada Child Benefit and $5.5 billion to enhance GST credits.
The government will also double the funding for a federal homeless initiative and provide $50 million for women’s shelters.
More to come.