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Prime Minister Trudeau announces a $252 million federal assistance for Canadian farmers and others in the agri-food sector

Prime Minister Trudeau announces a $252 million federal assistance for Canadian farmers and others in the agri-food sector
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced a 252 million dollar Aid package for farmers and food processors. 77 million will go directly towards helping the food processers. 125 million will go to pork and beef producers and  $50 million will go towards a food surplus purchasing program where the government buys food going to waist, like potatoes and butter, and then stores it or distributes where it is needed.

The $252 million will be split into the following sectors:

  • $77 million to support food processors.
  • $125 million to help cattle and hog producers.
  • $50 million on a food surplus purchasing program.

As of May 15th, Air Canada will start taking the temperature of people boarding planes and anyone with a fever will be denied boarding. Air Canada will also be spreading out the seating. Except for children and people requiring assistance; no one will be allowed to sit next each other until June 30th.

Accidental cleaning-product-related poisonings are up in Canada by almost 60 percent! The most common mistake seems to be people unknowingly using a toxic combo of cleaning chemicals, like mixing bleach with vinegar. Before you make your own solutions make sure you get the right advice from reputable sources like the Health Canada website.

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