Prime Minister announces support for food banks and local food organizations

Food banks and local food organizations provide help to Canadians across the country, particularly people and communities most vulnerable to economic uncertainty. These organizations are facing an increased demand for their services, and added pressure from shortages in donations and volunteers. Now more than ever, they need our support to continue offering the services Canadians rely on to feel safe and healthy.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an investment of $100 million

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COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (April 1)


Since March 31, an additional 117 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 871. There have been two additional deaths.

Latest updates

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • 527 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 219 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 57 cases in the Central zone
  • 51 cases in the North zone
  • 12 cases in the South zone
  • Five cases in zones yet to be confirmed
  • Of these cases, there are currently 29 people in

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6

The Government of Canada is continuing to take strong, immediate and effective action to support Canadians impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, along with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that Canadians will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Response B

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Government announces details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to help Businesses keep Canadians in their jobs

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

To help Canadians and businesses get through these tough economic times, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is proposing to introduce a wage subsidy of 75 per cent for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

This measure, which is a part of the Government of

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