Canada Coronavirus: Quebec presents its economic update
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Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard will present the province's economic update Friday morning.
On Thursday, the official Opposition said it wants to see more help for small and medium-sized businesses.
Initially, Girard predicted a two per cent growth rate for this year when he tabled his budget last March.
The Liberal Party, however, says that given thepandemic, there's a budget deficit between $12 billion and $15 billion.
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Bill 61 is meant to revive Quebec's economy during the COVID-19 health crisis.“I am extremely worried (about accountability),” said Guylaine Leclerc.
The Liberals have criticized the government, saying it hasn't done enough to support local businesses, and members hope to see more funds to help merchants.
"We're saying right now that we need to have a plan to save all the small and medium-sized companies," said Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade on Thursday.
"They cannot just tell us that everything that they've done has worked so far. We see that companies are going bankrupt every day. Every day, there are companies that are saying: 'We cannot go through this phase.'"
— With files from Global News' Raquel Fletcher
Coronavirus: Quebec teacher calls for ‘realistic’ rethinking of school bubbles .
A Quebec teacher and his wife, a pediatrician, are calling on the government to amend its 'restrictive' back-to-school plan amid the ongoing pandemic."We have to be realistic," Landry said. "If schools open the way they were announced on June 16th, it's not going to work.