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New COVID-19 benefit promises fast relief during crisis PM Unveils New Emergency Program For Canadians
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 04:40

In response to U.S. President Donald Trump's statement Wednesday that he wants the U.S. economy to be opened up by Easter, Trudeau said Canada will continue to work with the U.S. and continue to ensure border measures that are in place are followed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians about scammers posing as federal government staff and claiming to offer emergency funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland were responding to a Global News report that said White House officials are discussing such a military deployment to the recently closed border, the world's longest at 8,900 kilometers (5,500 miles). This information would be relayed to border guards to intercept people.

On March 21, the USA and Canada temporarily restricted all non-essential travel across the U.S.

Although the plan was aimed at preventing irregular crossers travelling from Canada into the United States, far more people cross from the USA into Canada.

As part of the crackdown Canada is no longer accepting irregular migrants, instead turning them round and sending them back to the United States.

‘Unprecedented’: Unemployment claims in MA skyrocket amid coronavirus outbreak
The Department of Labor released the data on Thursday morning, showing there were 15,668 initial claims filed in Nebraska. New unemployment insurance claims soared for the week ending March 21 as Washington state workers stayed home under Gov.

The state of NY, which shares a border with Canada, has been an epicenter of the USA outbreak. Such efforts have usually been targeted at Mexico.

"It will be interesting to see how this is implemented, because it seems with mortgages, there are a lot of questions and grey areas about how the deferral works", he told Yahoo Finance Canada on Thursday. We have trade, some illegal trade, that we don't like. It is an image Canadians should get used to. He said the party supports the aid package because Canadians need the help. -Canada border has always been a point of pride.

Trump has also made it clear that in an election year, he is chafing for a return to some form of economic normalcy, and sooner rather than later - the April 12 Easter weekend is his hoped-for timeline, a date that has left public-health officials incredulous. The plan did not appear meant to help border guards search for illicit shipments of heavy metals.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has requested 1,000 troops to be stationed on the Canada-U.S. border to stop the spread of COVID-19, a leaked agency March 19 memo says.

The House of Commons was recalled for Tuesday but didn't pass the bill until almost 6 a.m. Wednesday after lengthy negotiations among the governing Liberals and opposition parties about the extent of extraordinary spending powers the government was requesting. The Globe and Mail is not identifying the official because they were not authorized to speak on the matter.