At the press conference, Trudeau also announced that the federal government is rushing the aforementioned $2.2 billion in expected infrastructure funding to Canada's cities and towns. Normally, municipalities receive two payments of the fund each year, but that money is now being fast-tracked through a one-time payment. "The only true sustainable solution is for the federal government to show leadership, as I believe they want to, but they need the provinces to engage". "I think that we as Canadians, all of us, need to take this very traumatic moment for many people in the world as an opportunity to look at what we are doing in Canada and to work hard to do better".
He then noted that Canadians need to realize that there are challenges in this country as well.
Among Americans, Trudeau comes out ahead in nearly every category from the handling of the economic crisis, helping citizens, to sharing information with citizens.
CBS News reporter Laura McQuillan took to Instagram to share Trudeau's response to a question from CBC's Tom Parry, who asked, "you've been reluctant to comment on the words and actions of the USA president, but we do have Donald Trump now calling for military action against protesters".
Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said the money will be delivered in one payment in June, giving the municipalities earlier access to previously allotted money.
The federal government continues to add to the supply of personal protective agreement and related medical equipment needed to fight COVID-19.
"Our premier is helping out a lot with that, the federal government is engaged in that discussion, so stay tuned", Tory said.
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This was followed shortly after with a tweet from the ISS: "The SpaceX Crew Dragon docked to the station at 10:16am ET today". The astronauts took over manual control for a while, firing the thrusters to nudge the position of the spacecraft.
He also said that provinces will have to "step up" to help.
On Monday, Trudeau reiterated that the provinces need to offer support in collaboration with his government.
Tory said that discussions about "real needs" to make up for lost TTC and land transfer tax revenue are ongoing.
She said bumping up spending is "an example of how we see infrastructure is critical to the restart of the economy".
"It's good to hear the government finally acknowledge it has a responsibility to support municipalities through this crisis but today's announcement has been slow to arrive - too slow for the thousands of municipal workers already laid off". The Liberals have been told to put money into things like child care to help women who have been disproportionately affected by job losses. They have been positive with me and other mayors.
Asked about the discrepancy Monday, McKenna said the projects Giroux couldn't account for are funded through the gas-tax fund and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.