At his press conference this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that approximately 125 members of the Canadian armed forces have certified training in the health field and will be lending a hand across various Quebec long-term care facilities.
The federal government is continuing to work closely with our provincial government to find ways to help in our long-term care facilities, including working with volunteers from the RED CROSS.
In terms of the supply of medical equipment, Bell Canada has donated 1.5 million N95 masks. The Canadian government is working to get those masks to our country’s front line workers as soon as possible.
Trudeau also announced new measures to support Canada's arts, culture, sports and energy sectors, including $1.7 billion to clean up wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. This will help save over 5 thousand jobs in Alberta alone.
A $ 750 million fund will also be created by the federal government to help the provinces fight methane emissions. Of this amount, $75 million will go to oil companies in Newfoundland and Labrador to help them reduce their emissions.
The Trudeau government estimates that approximately 10,000 jobs will be saved in the oil sector as a result of these two measures.
Sport and culture: Artists and athletes will also receive a 500 million dollars. Canadian Heritage will manage this fund.
Research and development: 270 million will also be granted to companies for research and innovation.
In Addition, 125 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will assist the beneficiaries of Quebec CHSLDs.