Latest Developments

Yesterday evening, the government shared proposed legislation on the wage subsidy with opposition parties. Trudeau announced today that House leaders will be speaking throughout the day to reach an agreement on quickly passing the legislation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced further progress under Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 that will help provide vital, made-in-Canada protective gear and medical equipment to respond to the outbreak. The government is working to produce up to 30,000 made-in-Canada ventilators, has signed letters of intent with apparel manufacturers to produce necessary medical supplies for health care workers, and is working with one of Canada’s Nobel Prize-winning researchers and a team of scientists to develop an easy-to-produce ventilator model to meet current needs.