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Sport Covid-19: Trudeau promises a million jobs and sounds the alarm

13:20  24 september  2020
13:20  24 september  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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"This COVID - 19 emergency has had huge costs," Payette said. "But Canada would have had a deeper recession and a bigger long-term deficit if the Trudeau , however, insisted he needs to test parliamentary support for his policy goals, as Canada's circumstances are dramatically different than

If prime minister’s grand plan is rejected by all three opposition parties, country will head to polls in middle of pandemic. In ‘throne speech’, Trudeau government promised to eliminate homelessness, fight climate change and extend emergency Covid - 19 aid.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday promised to create a million jobs and called on Canadians to redouble their efforts to that the "second wave" of the coronavirus pandemic is no worse than the first.

"We are entering an autumn which could be much worse than spring", warned the Prime Minister in a rare "speech to the nation" of about fifteen minutes.

He was speaking a few hours after the reading in Parliament by Governor General Julie Payette of the "Speech from the Throne" which presents the government's main orientations to help the country overcome the epidemic.

"In our four main provinces, the second wave is not arriving, it has already started," insisted Mr. Trudeau.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled an "ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality" as his government laid out its new legislative agenda amid rising Covid - 19 cases and a There were also vows to assist in the economic recovery, including a plan to create more than a million jobs , a

The Americas. Trudeau pledges to create 1 million jobs , make Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the Senate of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday before his second “speech from the throne” in less than a year. Covid -free communities on the U.S.-Canada border want travel restrictions eased.

He called on Canadians to respect barrier gestures to "keep the second wave under control" and avoid further containment, the first having brought the Canadian economy to its knees.

"For all of us, collectively, this is the struggle of our generation," he added. "We are at a crossroads".

Canada has seen a surge in new cases of coronavirus in recent weeks, which exceed a thousand every day against a few hundred in August. More than 9,000 people have already succumbed to the disease since March.

In its plan, the Trudeau government notably commits to supporting "people and businesses as long as the crisis lasts" and plans to extend a wage subsidy program until next summer.

"Now is not the time for austerity," proclaims the government.

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In the second quarter, working hours were 17% lower compared with the end of 2019, equivalent to almost 500 million jobs . That’s up from 400 million Under a pessimistic outcome, the fallout could amount to the equivalent of more than 500 million . The revisions partly reflect the increase in global

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Ottawa has already injected more than 300 billion dollars (193 billion euros) to support the economy since the spring.

"Low interest rates mean that we can afford it", explained Mr. Trudeau in his speech. "Doing less would lead to a slower recovery and larger deficits in the long run," he added, promising to spend "responsibly".

The government has announced a plethora of new spending not quantified, but assures that the economic recovery is "well underway" and that its action will remain guided by "the values ​​of viability and prudence".

Ottawa is particularly committed to supporting the creation of "more than one million jobs" to bring the unemployment rate back to pre-crisis levels of around 5.5%.

"Measures in favor of the climate will form the cornerstone" of this plan, assures the government.

Second wave

He thus promises to put in place "a plan that will make it possible to surpass Canada's climate objectives for 2030" by notably supporting the construction of "zero-emission vehicles and batteries".

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Trudeau also announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program aimed at helping young people get work in sectors that aren't shut down due to the Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre says businesses that aren't supported during the COVID - 19 crisis could go bankrupt, and that could

France raises its Covid - 19 alert level in several areas. The analysis also found that about 32,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries younger than 19 — less than 0.1 percent of all the children in the programs — were treated for Covid - 19 through June, while more than 250,000 received a

The "speech from the throne" will be submitted in the coming weeks to a vote of confidence by the deputies, which could theoretically cause the fall of the government and the holding of new elections.

To overthrow the government, the three main opposition parties would have no choice but to unite. Two of them immediately announced that they would vote against the speech.

Quebec independence activist Yves-François Blanchet, positive for Covid-19 like Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, accused Ottawa of not having "listened to the urgent and legitimate demands" of the provinces, which called in particular for transfers federal money for health care.

"After four years of Mr. Trudeau, our country is more divided, less prosperous and less respected on the world stage", added the conservative Mr. O'Toole.

The survival of the minority government of Justin Trudeau is therefore suspended by the vote of the New Democratic Party (NDP, left).

Its leader Jagmeet Singh has reserved his decision, leaving doubt about possible early elections this fall.

He notably conditioned his support for the Trudeau government on the maintenance of the Canadian Emergency Benefit, financial assistance for employees affected by Covid-19 that the government wants to abolish.

"If you want my support, then you must give up proposing to cut aid to Canadians who cannot return to work," he told Trudeau. He also demanded the establishment of a specific sick leave system for employees who contracted the virus.

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