Feds unveil targeted COVID-19 help for energy, arts and sports sectors

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new range of targeted financial measures to help the energy, arts, culture, and sports sectors particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted many aspects of Canadian life.

Through new measures aimed at assisting these industries, the federal government says it is providing additional support for some industries that have fallen through the cracks of current financial assistance programs, with the intent of creating and maintaining jobs.

“Over the past few weeks, the pandemic has created anxiety and uncertainty for all Canadians, but some are going through an especially tough time. COVID-19 has brought many industries to a halt, and workers across the country are struggling as a result,” Trudeau said. Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, April 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Source: CTV News

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