Canada Announces More Pandemic Support

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, has recently introduced Bill C-25, providing an additional $7.2 billion to support

  • urgent health care needs across Canada
  • COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
  • local infrastructure projects in Canadian cities and communities.

The proposed funding includes:

  • $4 billion through the Canada Health Transfer to help provinces and territories address immediate health care system pressures.
  • $1 billion as a one-time payment to the provinces and territories to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out continues to accelerate and keeps pace with growing supply, and does not encounter any delays.
  • $2.2 billion to address short-term infrastructure priorities in municipalities and First Nations communities.

Word of the Day:

Roll-out: the official introduction of a product

*Information above is taken from https://deputypm.canada.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/03/25/government-announces-additional-pandemic-support-vaccines-health-care on March 26, 2021