COVID-19 Update for April 25, 2020 – 12:00pm
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced targeted supports for Canada’s fish and seafood processors, and by extension fish harvesters.
Funding for Fishery and Seafood Sector
The Prime Minister announced $62.5 million to support Canadian fish and seafood processors impacted by the pandemic. The money will allow the sector to buy Personal Protective Equipment for their workers, including necessary equipment to boost storage capacity. Trudeau emphasized that the government is giving fish processors more resources so they can continue their work and keep their workers safe. “You keep our families stocked and our families fed,” he said.
First Ministers Meeting
The PM noted that he spoke with provincial and territorial premiers late Friday and that the federal government is working directly with all provinces, territories and public health administrators to put together a coordinated plan for gradually re-opening the Canadian economy that is based on science and public health data. “If we don’t put the right measures in place, we could lose everything we have gained,” he cautioned.
While when and how to re-open will be up to each province, Trudeau said the federal government is working on national principles and guidelines.
We hope you are finding these COVID-19 updates useful. In addition to trying to keep on top of the fast-changing situation, Enterprise is also working to support local charities during these challenging times. If you are able, your contributions to this effort would be deeply appreciated.
To donate, please click on the organization below:
- Toronto – Food Banks Canada
- Thunder Bay – Food Banks North West
- Hamilton/Niagara – Hamilton Food Share
- Alberta – Hope Mission
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team