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Trudeau outlines $19 billion in COVID-19 relief spending for provinces and municipalities

Trudeau outlines $19 billion in COVID-19 relief spending for provinces and municipalities
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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided details on Wednesday about the government’s key recovery plan for provinces and cities, which involves $19 billion for  a range of measures aimed at fighting COVID-19.

Trudeau laid out spending plans under the Safe Restart Program, which was first announced back in June as a way to funnel money to cash-strapped provinces and municipalities. The Ontario government will receive $4.8 billion under the plans, according to a list of spending measures released on Wednesday, followed by Quebec ($3 billion), British Columbia ($1.9 billion), and Alberta ($1.3 billion).
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