COVID-19: Over $300M earmarked for Indigenous communities

The federal government announced more support is coming for Indigenous communities. OutsideRideau Cottage – where he and his family remain in self-isolation – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled an $82-billion response package last Wednesday that included $305 million for Indigenous communities.“To support immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities, we are setting up a distinctions-based Indigenous community support fund,” he said.“These are some of the things our government is doing to make sure that no matter where you live, what you do, or who you are, you will get the support you need during this time. In Canada, public health should never hinge on financial consideration.” Details on the funding are scarce but Finance minister Bill Morneau said they’re working on it.“We recognize that there will be…

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