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Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau says

Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau says
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OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an ongoing review of the federal response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for responding to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus.

Trudeau says there are plenty of things that in hindsight the government might have done differently or sooner, but he didn t go into details.

He says the federal government will be able to respond with sufficient fiscal room if economic lockdowns are required to combat a second wave of COVID-19.

He says the government is planning for a worst-case scenario and hoping for the best.

The latest federal figures show direct spending at just over $174 billion, including another increase to the budget for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit that is now expected to cost $80 billion.
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