Trudeau Speaks With Premiers


OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on July 28 held their sixteenth call with Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers to discuss their shared response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Ministers discussed the implementation of the Safe Restart Agreement, for which the Government of Canada is contributing more than $19 billion.

With the investments from provinces and territories, the total value of the agreement will be over $23 billion. First Ministers reaffirmed the need to collectively ensure a safe and secure restart of the economy.

The leaders talked about coordinated actions to support Canadian workers and businesses.
First Ministers also discussed the measures at the Canada-U.S. border and Canada-U.S. trade issues,. Trudeau confirmed that the border would remain closed for non-essential travel until at least August 21, 2020.