Trudeau announces extension of border restrictions and support for Indigenous Businesses


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed today that Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the restrictions that have closed the shared border to non-essential travellers by an additional 30 days. The border was closed on March 21 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Speaking from outside his home in Ottawa, the prime minister also announced up to $306.8 million in funding aimed at assisting Indigenous businesses affected by COVID-19 via access to short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions.


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