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WATCH: Feds to extend rent assistance program for small businesses

Trudeau also said that COVID-19 modelling numbers will be released later today


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning that the federal government intends to extend Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program by another month.

Trudeau said his government is working with the province and territories on the extension, which is meant to help small businesses save on rent.

The prime minister also teased COVID-19 modelling, which will be released in detail later today.

He said that after a very challenging spring, things are continuing to move in the right direction.

Trudeau noted that his announcements will come a few times a week rather than everyday moving forward.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is slated to provide a COVID-19 update at 11:00 a.m. today in Ottawa.

Village Media will carry the livestream, so stay tuned.