Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced the government is teaming up with a handful of Canadian companies, and elite scientists, to produce 30,000 ventilators and develop an easier process for making them. And, some good news, we should receive 500 thousand masks from 3M as soon as tomorrow.
Day one of Canada Emergency Response Benefit applications went well. Over 3.18 million Canadians have signed up, including people who applied for EI after March 15th. People born in April, May or June can apply today; July to September tomorrow, the rest go Thursday and it opens to everyone Friday.
In Quebec we have 8580 confirmed cases of COVID 19, 122 people have died, 611 have recovered – and some number crunchers are optimistic we may have reached our peak. Quebec is expected to release its COVID-19 projection models today around 1pm.