PM Trudeau on throne speech, election speculation, COVID-19 aid for provinces – September 16, 2020
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters in Ottawa at the conclusion of three days of meetings of the federal cabinet. He announces that the provinces and territories will start receiving the $19 billion in promised federal funding for the safe restart of their economies amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The federal government has received letters from each premier outlining how the money will be spent. The prime minister and his ministers met to discuss the federal response to the pandemic and the upcoming throne speech, which will be delivered when Parliament returns on September 23.