first_imgDeputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister speaks with provincial and territorial counterparts to discuss COVID-19 response From: Department of Finance CanadaReadoutsToday, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held her fifth biweekly teleconference with provincial and territorial Finance Ministers.Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held her fifth biweekly teleconference with provincial and territorial Finance Ministers.Finance Ministers discussed the recent and alarming increase in COVID-19 cases across the country and provided updates on the state of affairs in their respective jurisdictions. The Deputy Prime Minister reiterated the Prime Minister’s concerns about new modelling predictions, which at current rates of contact show Canada is heading towards a surge in cases. She also assured her provincial and territorial counterparts that the federal government will continue to provide assistance for provinces and territories, and do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to support Canadians and Canadian businesses.The Deputy Prime Minister noted that Bill C-9 received Royal Assent yesterday, which implements the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, the new Lockdown Support, and extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until June 2021. Applications for the new Rent Subsidy will open on Monday.Finally, all Ministers reaffirmed their support for a unified approach to fighting COVID-19 across all orders of government, in order to minimize the impacts of the second wave of COVID-19 and support our collective economic recovery. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, coronavirus, covid-19, Deputy Prime Minister, Emergency, federal government, finance, Government, lockdown, Minister, Prime Minister, rentlast_img