The agreement will also help provide timely funding to municipalities so they can provide the essential services Canadians need every day, such as local public transportation.B. In addition, it includes measures to help Canadian workers during these difficult times, such as ensuring safe child care to help parents return to work, and providing income assistance for people who do not have paid sick leave, so that all Canadians can stay healthy. The Government of Canada will provide $700 million to support the capacity of health systems to respond to a possible future wave of COVID-19. An additional $500 million will cover immediate needs and gaps in assistance and protection for people facing mental health, drug or homelessness challenges. This investment will help ensure the safety and health of Canadians with the health benefits they need. Municipalities are at the forefront of a safe recovery of the economy and must continue to take appropriate measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and manage public spaces and critical services such as local public transport. Ottawa announced the Safe Reboot Agreement in July, released in September, and must protect public health and safety, prepare for future waves of COVID-19 and continue to support the safe reopening of economies. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, our priority has been to ensure the safety of the islanders and to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our communities and our economy. We did a good job because we responded nimbly and flexibly to the needs of the islanders. Increased financial support under the federal government`s Safe Restart Agreement allows us to further strengthen our provincial response to COVID-19 through additional investments in health care, communities and assistance to vulnerable islanders. By working with the Insulanians and governments, we will survive this pandemic. – The Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island This investment, through the safe restart agreement, will address key priorities that Canada`s premiers have agreed to revive the Canadian economy in the next six to eight months.
July 16, 2020 – Prime Minister`s Office: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories revitalize their economies safely and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. Under the agreement, Prince Edward Island will receive more than $6.4 million in additional health care and assistance to vulnerable populations. These services and aids may include training in infection prevention and control for staff, assistance with public housing and coverage of increased operating costs. This investment will help address the key priorities that Canadian Prime Ministers have agreed to relaunch Canada`s economy safely over the next six to eight months. It will support measures to strengthen virus testing and monitoring to protect Canadians from a future epidemic and support the capacity of our health systems, including services for people with mental health problems. It will also help procure personal protective equipment to help our important workers and protect the most vulnerable, such as our seniors. OTTAWA, ON, November 27, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada continues to work with the provinces and territories to ensure that there is basic support to continue to protect the health and safety of all Canadians and ensure that jurisdictions have what they need to gradually and safely revitalize their economies.