March 31, 2020
Navigating these uncertain times can be challenging.
Adjusting to both my daughters’ and my own new schedule at home has been a different reality for our family. But while the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in different ways, some people and communities are hit much harder and faster than others, and are more at risk to its impacts.
This week Justin Trudeau announced new measures to support the most vulnerable, including crucial funding for Canadians experiencing homelessness, children and young people, and seniors impacted by COVID-19. So many community organizations across Canada are delivering critical services to those who need it most, and our Liberal government is committed to supporting them in that work. Together, we’ll get through this.
While so many have been stepping up in important ways, I’m especially touched but not at all surprised to be hearing from so many Liberal supporters across the country who are taking the lead in their community or chipping in to local non-profits to help our most vulnerable. To all of you – thank you and keep it up.
And if you or your loved ones are among the countless frontline health care workers, first responders, grocery store employees, pharmacists, truck drivers, transit operators, researchers, essential service providers, and so many other Canadians who are working to keep us all safe and healthy, we are all tremendously grateful.
For those workers, families, and businesses who find themselves wondering what steps they’ll need to take to make ends meet, our government has announced it will be covering 75% of wages for qualifying businesses and non-profits, providing $2,000 a month for the next 4 months through the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit to workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19, and much more.
If you’re looking for the latest details on COVID-19, Canada’s whole-of-government response, and support for Canadians in the weeks and months ahead, you can also check out Canada.ca/Coronavirus.
Now is a time to take care of yourself and those around you, and to never forget that we’re all in this together.
Wishing you and your loved ones well,
President, Liberal Party of Canada