Trudeau Update Canadians on COVID-19 Pandemic | October 13

Note: ASL and LSQ interpreters appear at time 00:37 in the video.

Federal Update

In an update today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Abbott’s rapid COVID-19 tests will be delivered “shortly” to the provinces. Health Canada has also taken applications for further vaccine candidates.

The Canada Revenue Agency opened applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit on Monday. The new benefit will pay $500 per week for up to 26 weeks and is open to those who don’t qualify for employment insurance.

The Prime Minister also said that the Canadian Red Cross will deploy support to long-term care facilities soon.

*Above summary by Enterprise Canada