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cbcnews.ca WE ARE AWAITING JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S DAILY PANDEMIC BRIEFING WE ARE EXPECTING HIM TO SPEAK AT 11:30 EASTERN, SO A LITTLE LATER THAN USUAL, BUT WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU AS SOON AS HE COMES OUT OF HIS HOME, RIDEAU COTTAGE, TO TELL YOU HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 THE LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION, ANDREW SCHEER, CRITICIZED THE RESPONSE SO FAR SAYING THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN FULL OF CONFUSION AND DELAYS WE WILL ALSO LOOK AT WHAT TORONTO IS DOING TO TOUGHEN UP MEASURES AFTER SOME STARK WARNINGS FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER IN TORONTO AS WE LOOK LIVE, WE ARE WAITING FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO SPEAK AROUND 11:30 FIRST LET ME BRING IN MY COLLEAGUES, “POWER & POLITICS” HOST VASSY KAPELOS AND DAVID COCHRANE LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE GOVERNMENT TODAY >> Vassy: A COUPLE OF THINGS THE PRIME MINISTER WILL FOCUS ON THE WAGE SUBSIDY THAT’S THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE GOVERNMENT MADE LATE LAST WEEK ABOUT A 75% SUBSIDY FOR BUSINESSES, NOW WE KNOW IT’S FOR A BUSINESS OF ANY SIZE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT A BUSINESS WILL NEED TO QUALIFY SPECIFICALLY, THE PRIME MINISTER HAS INDICATED ON MONDAY I THINK IT WAS THAT THE BUSINESS WOULD HAVE TO SHOW A 30% REDUCTION IN REVENUE IN THE WAKE OF THIS PANDEMIC THAT WOULD BE A QUALIFYING FACTOR THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF QUESTIONS WE WERE GOING TO GET THE ANSWERS FROM THE FINANCE MINISTER, BILL MORNEAU THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE PRIME MINISTER WILL REVEAL SOME OF THAT THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CERB, THAT’S THE PILE OF MONEY THAT WILL HELP INDIVIDUALS, $2,000 A MONTH UP TO FOUR MONTHS, AN ALTERNATIVE TO E.I IF YOU’VE LOST YOUR JOB OR HAVE TO STAY HOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19 THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE LOST ALL OF YOUR INCOME QUALIFYING QUESTIONS THERE TOO I AM EXPECTING SOME OF THOSE DETAILS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER ONCE AGAIN BUT SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF WHAT YOU SAID THERE COMING FROM TORONTO, STRICTER MEASURES IN TORONTO THAT IS OVERARCHING WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW STRICT THESE MEASURES SHOULD BE AT A COUNTRY-WIDE LEVEL HOW SHOULD WE BE INTERPRETING THE HEALTH OFFICER FOR TORONTO SAYS WE NEED TO BE STRICT FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS CANADIANS ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW AT A NATIONAL LEVEL WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THEM >> Rosemary: WE HEARD FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA THAT THEY EXPECT THIS TO GO WELL INTO SUMMERTIME, END OF SUMMERTIME WE CERTAINLY HEARD FROM THE CITY OF TORONTO TODAY SAYING THAT THESE NEW MEASURES PUT IN PLACE WILL LAST ABOUT THREE MONTHS AND I GUESS EVERYONE IS PREOCCUPIED WITH THAT NOTION, UNDERSTANDABLY SO WE SAW SOME FAIRLY STRICT MEASURES FROM QUÉBEC THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR PROVINCIAL POLICE AROUND THE PROVINCE AS WELL AS ON THE BRIDGES TO MAKE SURE THERE’S NOT MUCH TRAFFIC BACK AND FORTH THERE’S LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON THAT INDICATE A TIGHTENING UP OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES, BUT ALSO LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THAN MAYBE PEOPLE ARE READY TO CONTEMPLATE NOW DAVID, OVER TO YOU >> David: ROSIE, PEOPLE NEED TO START CONTEMPLATING THAT RIGHT FROM DAY ONE WHEN THE AID PACKAGES WERE ANNOUNCED, ONE THING THAT HASN’T CHANGED IS THEY WERE FOR 14 OR 15 WEEKS THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS ANTICIPATING THE SHORT-TERM FALLOUT OF THIS AS THE ECONOMY IS PUT IN THIS MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA NOW THERE ARE NEW ENFORCEMENT RESTRICTIONS TO TRY TO SLOW THE SPREAD AND STOP THE HEALTH SYSTEM FROM BEING COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED I THINK IT’S QUITE CLEAR OR SHOULD BE CLEAR TO PEOPLE THAT THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX BUT A TEMPORARY SOLUTION IT’S SHORT IN A LIFE CYCLE, BUT NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE TIME FRAME SCHOOLS CLOSED IN ONTARIO UNTIL MAY 4 AND IN OTHER PLACES INDEFINITELY

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO WRAP THEIR HEADS AROUND THE IDEA THAT WE MAY NOT SEND OUR KIDS BACK TO THE ACADEMIC SYSTEM FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THAT’S WHERE IT’S TRENDING WE NEED ANSWERS TO BUSINESS GROUPS, FROM SMALL, BIG, AND THE TECH SECTOR, PEOPLE ASKING WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME, WHAT ABOUT THE G.S.T., WHAT ABOUT, WHAT ABOUT, WHAT ABOUT WE NEED ANSWERS TO THE WHAT ABOUTS THERE ARE COMPANIES WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES WITH NO CLEAR CLARITY HOW THAT WORKS SOME OF THAT IS UNAVOIDABLE BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS ESSENTIALLY ROLLING OUT MASSIVE-SCALE ADJUSTMENTS TO PAYROLL IN 72 THE OTHER QUESTION IS DO THEY HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TO GET APPROVAL TO DO THIS THIS IS THE POSITION OF THE CONSERVATIVES THAT THEY THINK THEY HAVE TO RECALL PARLIAMENT AND GET THE SENATE BACK I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE TOLERANCE IS FOR THAT KIND OF A PARLIAMENTARY DELAY FOR THE WIDER PUBLIC, BUT IT IS TRADITIONAL IN A WESTMINSTER SYSTEM, BUT IN TERMS OF THE NEED FOR CASH, THAT’S NOT GOING AWAY >> Rosemary: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE CANADIANS THAT ARE GETTING HIT THE HARDEST AND THAT IS NOT SURPRISINGLY SENIORS’ HOMES ACROSS THE PROVINCE DEALING WITH OUTBREAKS, SOME OF THEM MORE TRAGIC AND SEVERE DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE CERTAINLY THAT IS THE CASE AT ONTARIO’S PINECREST NURSING HOME IN BOBCAYGEON IT IS A HUGE CONCERN THE HOME HAS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST OUTBREAKS, THEY’RE UP TO 13 DEATHS DR. STEVEN ALDRIDGE IS AN ATTENDING PHYSICIAN THERE THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TIME FOR US >> Interview: GOOD MORNING >> Rosemary: TELL ME WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THIS SITUATION FROM THE PINECREST NURSING HOME FROM WHAT YOU KNOW >> Interview: WE’RE GOING TO BE GETTING DAILY UPDATES THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR WILL BE UP AT 4:00 WE’RE GOING TO RELEASE THE NUMBERS THIS IS A DEVASTATING ILLNESS I CAN’T DESCRIBE JUST HOW QUICKLY THESE PEOPLE BECOME SICK I THINK THE MESSAGE THAT NEEDS TO GET OUT IS THERE IS NO VACCINE, WE HAVE NO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OR SUPPORTIVE CARE FOR THESE FOLKS AND OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO CURE SO WHEN THE INFECTION TAKES HOLD IN THEIR LUNGS IN THIS ELDERLY POPULATION, WE CAN JUST MAKE THEM COMFORTABLE REALISTICALLY A VENTILATOR IS NOT AN OPTION FOR REASONS THE EXPERTS CAN POINT TO IT’S HEART-BREAKING >> Rosemary: IT IS SO PREVALENT IN THIS NURSING HOME WE’VE SEEN OUTBREAKS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, IN THE LOWER MAINLAND IN BRITISH COLUMBIA BUT IT IS SO DEVASTATING BECAUSE OF THE AGE OF THE PATIENTS AND YOU CAN’T CONTAIN WHERE THEY ARE WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT? >> Interview: IT’S BOTH THEY ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR POPULATION WE KNEW THIS AS IT WAS APPROACHING OUR COUNTRY IT’S DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN IN THESE NURSING HOMES THIS IS A HOME, NOT A HOSPITAL WE’RE NOT SET UP FOR ISOLATION TO THE EXTENT A HOSPITAL CAN OFFER WE DO OUR BEST ONCE IT GETS INTO ONE OF THESE BUILDINGS, IT’S DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN >> Rosemary: DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT YOU NEED AT THE NURSING HOME? I UNDERSTAND IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT AND NOT A MEDICAL ENVIRONMENT >> Interview: WE’RE GETTING SUPPORT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS PUBLIC HEALTH IS OPERATING ON A REDUCED STAFF PRIOR TO THIS PANDEMIC WE CAN DO MORE FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT TO MANAGE THESE SORTS OF OUTBREAKS WE NEED TO BE ANTICIPATING THIS SORT OF THING I DON’T BLAME PUBLIC HEALTH CERTAINLY, BUT I DO THINK WE CAN DO MORE IN CONTAINMENT EFFORTS THAN WHAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO >> Rosemary: I UNDERSTAND MANY OF THE WORKERS HAVE ALSO GOTTEN SICK HOW IS THAT AFFECTING THE CAPACITY TO HELP THE OLDER PEOPLE IN THE HOME? >> Interview: WELL, FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS, IT WAS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT WE HAD PEOPLE NOT COMING FOR SHIFTS AND OTHER STAFF STAYING FOR DOUBLE SHIFTS WHO WERE ALREADY EXHAUSTED WE’RE BETTER NOW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE PROVINCE HAS STEPPED-UP TO BRING IN EXTRA HELP FROM OUTSIDE THE HOME WAS OVERWHELMED

OUR STAFF, OUR P.S.W.s ARE STRESSED THEY WERE STRESSED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PROVIDE CARE I THINK THEY’RE UNDERPAID SIGNIFICANTLY YOU THROW ON A PANDEMIC AND THIS JUST SHOWS AND DISPLAYS THE WEAKNESSES TO THIS UNDERFUNDED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WE’RE FORCED TO WORK IN WE CAN DO BETTER >> Rosemary: THERE’S NO ONE COMING IN AND OUT OF THE HOME WE’VE SEEN THAT ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HOW ARE THE RESIDENTS WHO ARE THERE, EVEN THOSE THAT ARE NOT SICK, HOW ARE THEY MANAGING BEING SO ISOLATED? >> Interview: TO BE HONEST, I DON’T KNOW I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE FOR THEM IT MUST BE FRIGHTENING THEY CAN’T GET THEIR FAMILY IN WE HAVE PEOPLE AT THE WINDOWS PUTTING UP PICTURES AND WAVING AND THE LIKE TO GIVE SUPPORT, BUT IT MUST BE HORRIBLE FOR THEM HAVING TO RESTRICT VISITORS AS WE HAVE BEEN, BUT WE HAVE NO CHOICE >> Rosemary: YOU’RE AN ATTENDING PHYSICIAN, A FAMILY PHYSICIAN THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF WORK THAT YOU NORMALLY WOULD DO HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH THIS? >> Interview: WELL, I’M NOT GETTING A LOT OF SLEEP SOME OF THESE FAMILY CONVERSATIONS ARE JUST GUT-WRENCHING YOU LAY AWAKE REPEATING IN MY MIND WHAT THESE FOLKS ARE GOING THROUGH AND TRYING TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES I’VE BEEN DOING FAMILY MEDICINE FOR 30 YEARS IN THE NURSING HOMES FOR ALL OF THAT PERIOD I’VE NEVER HAD SO MANY DEATHS IN SUCH A SHORT TIME I’VE BEEN INFLUENZA EPIDEMICS GOING THROUGH THE HOMES AND LOST A PATIENT OR TWO, BUT NOTHING LIKE WHAT IS AT PINECREST >> Rosemary: CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT WITHOUT GETTING TOO PERSONAL ABOUT THOSE GUT-WRENCHING CONVERSATIONS, HOW YOU EVEN START THAT CONVERSATION >> Interview: I’LL GET THE NEWS ONE OF MY PATIENTS DIED THIS MORNING I SPOKE WITH THE GRANDDAUGHTER AND HAD TO EXPLAIN THAT HER GRANDMOTHER WAS ELDERLY AND WE PROVIDED SUPPORTIVE CARE WE DID SHE WAS COMFORTABLE TO THE END AND PASSED THIS MORNING IT’S FRUSTRATING AS A DOCTOR, YOU WANT TO DO MORE AND HELP I’M GETTING ALL THESE E-MAILS AND FACEBOOK MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE I HAD ONE THIS MORNING SUGGESTING ALL TYPES OF THINGS, I’VE HAD HOT LEMONADE RECOMMENDED WE DON’T HAVE A PROVEN CURE FOR THIS DISEASE THERE IS NO ANTI-VIRAL AS OF YET THAT IS EFFECTIVE I TAKE MY LEAD FROM THE EXPERTS I’M JUST A FAMILY DOCTOR >> Rosemary: SO WE WOULD NOW BE UP TO 13 DEATHS OF RESIDENTS IN THE HOME FROM WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND? >> Interview: WELL, I WILL LEAVE THE OFFICIAL NUMBER TO THE END OF THE DAY I TOLD YOU MINE FOR ILLUSTRATION, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT MORE DEATHS THIS ISN’T GOING TO STOP >> Rosemary: ARE YOU FACED IN TERMS OF WHEN YOU GO IN AND YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE EQUIPPED TO VISIT THE HOMES? >> Interview: THAT’S A GOOD POINT THERE IS A SEVERE SHORTAGE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT I WAS IN THE HOME THE MORNING WE FOUND OUT THE OUTBREAK WE WERE DEALING WITH WAS COVID I WAS IMMEDIATELY SELF-ISOLATED AND HAD SOME RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AND WAS ON QUARANTINE UNTIL I GOT MY RESULTS FIVE DAYS LATER I’VE BEEN ADVISED SINCE THAT I SHOULD ONLY GO IN IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY I HAVEN’T BEEN BACK TO THE HOME, BUT I HAVE ACCESS TO THE PATIENTS’ CHARTS ON MY COMPUTER REMOTELY I SPEAK WITH THE NURSES BY PHONE WE ARE JUST OFFERING PALLIATIVE CARE AND WE CAN DO THAT REMOTELY I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN AND AT THEIR BEDSIDES IT BREAKS ME UP >> Rosemary: WHAT WORRIES YOU THE MOST OUTSIDE OF THIS PARTICULAR CENTRE IN TERMS OF THE PANDEMIC ACROSS THE COUNTRY? >> Interview: I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER 24 NURSING HOMES IN BOBCAYGEON THAT HAVE COVID IN THEIR HOME THE HEALTH UNIT WILL HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD TO CONTAIN THIS AND HOPE IT DOESN’T GET THROUGH THE HOME THE BEST TREATMENT FOR THIS VIRUS IS PREVENTION, AVOIDANCE RESTRICT VISITORS AND CONTAIN THIS AS BEST WE CAN PINECREST IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW BAD IT CAN BE AND GET WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE EXAMPLE AND CONTAIN THIS AS BEST WE CAN

I HAVE HEARD RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAKE FAMILY MEMBERS OUT OF THE FACILITIES, IF YOU CAN CARE FOR THEM AT HOME, DO SO IT’S CERTAINLY A SAFER PLACE FOR THEM THAN BEING CONFINED >> Rosemary: DOCTOR, I KNOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS NEVER LIKE TO FEEL LIKE THEY’RE DOING HEROIC WORK, BUT IT IS TIMES LIKE THIS THAT YOU ARE I CAN SEE THAT YOU’RE STRUGGLING THROUGH IT, BUT I THINK IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SPEAK TO PEOPLE THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT >> Interview: THANK YOU >> Rosemary: STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY THAT WAS DR. STEVEN ALDRIDGE FROM THE PINECREST NURSING HOME IN BOBCAYGEON OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE DIFFICULT PART OF THIS FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE THESE ARE THE POPULATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE HARDEST HIT IN THIS COUNTRY, THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS OR OF COURSE ARE OLDER AND VULNERABLE AS YOU HEARD THERE FROM THE DOCTOR, IN PLACES WHERE THEY REALLY ARE STUCK SO THAT MAKES IT VERY EASY FOR THE VIRUS TO SPREAD SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND EVERY TIME WE HEAR FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO STAY HOME THE OTHER PART OF THE STORY, THE OTHER BIG CHALLENGE, IS THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM ALL OF THIS BECAUSE IT IS A HEALTH STORY AS WELL AS AN ECONOMIC STORY, ABOUT HOW THIS COUNTRY IS COPING AT A TIME WHEN THE ECONOMY IS FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES SHUT DOWN WE KNOW THAT THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT 75% WAGE SUBSIDY AND WE ARE EXPECTING TO HEAR A FEW MORE DETAILS TODAY, BOTH FROM THE PRIME MINISTER WHO WE ARE WAITING FOR, AND THE FINANCE MINISTER AND MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS AND INNOVATION THEY ARE SPEAKING AT 2:00 P.M IN TORONTO >>> LET ME GO TO A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER JOINING ME FROM GEORGETOWN, ONTARIO >> Interview: GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU >> Rosemary: WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD THERE FROM THE GOVERNMENT THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE OF HELP FOR YOU I WOULD IMAGINE THAT YOUR SCHOOL IS CLOSED? >> Interview: YES, WE WERE MANDATED TO CLOSE AS OF MARCH 17 >> Rosemary: WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE OF HELP TO YOU? >> Interview: WELL, AS OF RIGHT NOW — INITIALLY OUR STAFF WERE PLACED ON E.I. BECAUSE THAT WAS THE INITIAL RESPONSE BECAUSE IT WAS A FEW WEEKS AGO WE WILL BE FOLLOWING UP IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD BE BETTER MAINTAIN E.I. OR IF THIS WAGE SUBSIDY WILL SUPPORT — WE STILL HAVE TO LEARN AS TO WHAT TO DO NEXT I’M ALWAYS TRYING TO KEEP ON TOP OF THESE THINGS, BUT WE WILL FOLLOW UP TO DO WHAT’S BEST FOR OUR EMPLOYEES >> Rosemary: FOR NOW WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES, HAVE THEY BEEN LAID OFF, APPLIED FOR E.I., OR HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO YOU HAVE? >> Interview: WE HAVE JUST UNDER 30 EMPLOYEES MOST OF THEM ARE FULL TIME WE WERE PLACED ON E.I. ON MARCH 17 BECAUSE WE WEREN’T ABLE TO OPEN MARCH 17 >> Rosemary: WOULD YOU CONSIDER HIRING THEM BACK, AS THE GOVERNMENT HAS SUGGESTED, TO TRY TO MAINTAIN THAT EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE CONNECTION AND TAPPING INTO THIS 75% WAGE SUBSIDY IF YOU ARE ABLE? >> Interview: IF WE ARE ABLE TO, YES IN TERMS OF THE STIPULATIONS THAT WE NEED TO SHOW A 30% REDUCTION IN REVENUE, WELL WE HAVE ZERO REVENUE WE’RE NOT COLLECTING FEES WE NEED TO LEARN MORE DETAILS AT THIS POINT IT’S NOT THAT WE WOULDN’T MIND, AS OWNERS, DOING THE WORK FOR THE EMPLOYEES AND PROCESSING IT IT’S JUST A MATTER OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND THE PROCESS >> Rosemary: SO I IMAGINE YOU HAVE NO REVENUE COMING IN THE PRIME MINISTER TALKED ABOUT BUSINESSES THAT COULD TOP UP RFP 75% TO 100%, IN YOUR CASE WOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE? >> Interview: WE HAVE ZERO REVENUE WE CAN’T PAY FIXED EXPENSES, SO WE WOULDN’T HAVE REVENUE TO TOP-UP ANYTHING >> Rosemary: YOU TALK ABOUT FIXED EXPENSES, THAT’S A CONCERN TOO, ABOUT HOW TO PAY BILLS AND RENTS OR LEASES ARE YOU LOOKING INTO ONE OF THESE INTEREST-FREE LOANS? >> Interview: RIGHT, THERE IS A $40,000 INTEREST-FREE LOAN THAT WE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR WE WILL BE APPLYING FOR IT, SO THAT WILL HELP WITH THE EXPENSES TODAY ALONE IT’S NOT ALL OF OUR FIXED EXPENSES, BUT TODAY ALONE WE’RE MAKING PAYMENTS OF $21,000 WITH NO REVENUE THAT’S NOT EVEN ALL THE FIXED EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH

SO YES, WE ARE APPLYING FOR THE LOAN TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE SOME HELP IT’S JUST A CHALLENGE BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY EVEN LOANS OR DEFERRED PAYMENTS, ANYTHING LIKE THAT OBVIOUSLY IS A CHALLENGE TO BE PAID IN THE FUTURE AS A CHILD CARE CENTRE, OUR EXPENSES ARE VERY HIGH ON A GOOD DAY SO THEN PAY — WHEN WE HOPEFULLY CAN GET BACK TO NORMAL, THAT DOLLAR THAT IS GOING TO BE PAID WILL NOT ONLY HAVE TO PAY THAT EXISTING MONTH’S EXPENSES, BUT ALSO THE DEFERRED PAYMENTS FROM NOW >> Rosemary: SO REASONABLY, HOW LONG COULD YOU GO ON LIKE THIS? WE ARE NOW THINKING OF TIMELINES THAT ARE THREE, FOUR MONTHS OUT >> Interview: AT MOST, STRETCHING, TWO MONTHS, REALLY STRETCHING, REALLY STRETCHING IT’S — THE PRIME MINISTER INDICATED YESTERDAY THAT HE DIDN’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE COMING OUT OF THIS WITH AN IMPOSSIBLE AMOUNT OF DEBT I CAN RESPECT THOSE WORDS, BUT STATEMENT IF THIS LASTS MORE THAN A COUPLE MONTHS I REALLY DON’T SEE HOW THAT’S EVEN POSSIBLE >> Rosemary: HOW ARE YOU COPING IN TERMS OF YOUR STRESS AND DEALING WITH THIS MENTALLY? BECAUSE THAT’S A LOT >> Interview: SO TRYING TO MANAGE A HOUSEHOLD WITH MY HUSBAND AND KEEPING OUR KIDS BUSY I DON’T HAVE TODDLERS AROUND MY ANKLES, BUT TEENAGERS ARE HELPING OUT BETWEEN ME AND MY SISTER TO TRY TO HELP OUT OUR PARENTS AS WELL SO THEY DON’T GO OUT WE’RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN IN THE SITUATION THE STRESS LEVEL IS BEYOND IMAGINABLE, BUT WE’RE HEALTHY AND THERE’S OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE NOT HEALTHY AND EVERYONE’S HEALTH IS IMPORTANT WE UNDERSTAND WHY FUNDING HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES AND PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THERE’S NO DISPUTE THERE WE CAN COMPLETELY APPRECIATE THAT WE KNOW FUNDING IS GOING WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE GOING IT’S JUST A CHALLENGE TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE NOW IT’S VERY OVERWHELMING TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE NOW AND STILL TO BE THERE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR OUR PARENTS TO RETURN BACK TO US BECAUSE THEY NEED TO GET BACK TO WORK AND THE SPOTS NEED TO BE THERE FOR THEIR KIDS >> Rosemary: I KNOW YOU’RE COPING AS WELL AS YOU CAN I KNOW THE FINANCE MINISTER HAS MORE ANSWERS LATER TODAY AT 2:00 P.M. EASTERN TUNE IN AND WE’LL SEE HOW YOU’RE DOING IN A FEW WEEKS THAT WAS DANIELLE PURVES, A CO-OWNER OF A MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN ONTARIO WE HAVE A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE PRIME MINISTER COMES OUT — OH, WE WILL LISTEN IN NOW TO THE PRIME MINISTER >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I WANT TO START THIS MORNING BY WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY SIKH HERITAGE MONTH EVERY DAY SIKH CANADIANS MAKE OUR CITIES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS STRONGER RIGHT NOW, WHEN PEOPLE NEED HELP MOST, YOU’RE STEPPING UP ONCE AGAIN IN REGINA YOU’RE DELIVERING SUPPLIES TO NEIGHBOURS, WHILE IN MISSISSAUGA, YOU’RE DONATING TO THE FOOD BANK IT SHOWS WE’RE STRONGER TOGETHER, SUPPORTING EACH OTHER YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART AND SO MANY OTHERS ARE DOING THE SAME [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] TO THE PEOPLE ON THE FRONTLINE, THANK YOU TO OUR FARMERS AND TRUCKERS, TO THE PEOPLE DELIVERING AIR CARGO, TO NURSES AND DOCTORS, YOU ARE WORKING 24/7 SO WE CAN EAT AND TAKE OUR MEDICATIONS YOU ARE PROTECTING OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OUR FAMILIES YOUR GOVERNMENT IS THERE FOR YOU AND WE ALL SAY THANK YOU [End of Translation] OUR GOVERNMENT HAS INTRODUCED A THREE-POINT ECONOMIC PLAN TO PROTECT JOBS, HELP PEOPLE LAID OFF, AND SUPPORT BUSINESSES IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR JOB, WE’RE HELPING YOUR EMPLOYER KEEP YOU ON THE PAYROLL WITH THE CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY LATER TODAY MINISTER MORNEAU, MINISTER NG, AND MINISTER BAINS WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE ABOUT THIS 75% WAGE SUBSIDY WHAT I CAN SAY NOW IS IT’S GOING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES BIG AND SMALL THAT ARE NOT PUBLICLY FUNDED AND HAVE SEEN A 30% OR MORE DECLINE IN GROSS REVENUES THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS APPLICATIONS WILL SOON OPEN THROUGH THE C.R.A LIKE I SAID ON FRIDAY, THIS MONEY IS FOR WORKERS EMPLOYERS WILL NEED TO ATTEST THAT THEY’RE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PAY THE REMAINING

25% OF PEOPLE’S WAGES THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES AND WILL REQUIRE US TO PULL TOGETHER AS A COUNTRY AND TRUST EACH OTHER AS CANADIANS SO THERE WILL BE STIFF AND SEVERE PENALTIES FOR TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SYSTEM AND OF YOUR FELLOW CANADIANS [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] — WAGE SUBSIDY IS THERE FOR SMALL AND LARGE COMPANIES THAT ARE NOT PUBLICLY FUNDED AND HAVE SEEN A 30% DECLINE IN THEIR REVENUES THAT INCLUDES RESTAURANTS AND BARS, CHARITIES, AND NON-PROFITS YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO APPLY ON THE C.R.A. WEBSITE THAT MONEY IS FOR WORKERS EMPLOYERS WHO USE THAT SUBSIDY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO PAY THE REMAINING 25% OF WORKERS’ WAGES AS I’VE SAID, WE ARE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION WE HAVE TO PULL TOGETHER AS A COUNTRY AND TRUST EACH OTHER THERE WILL BE VERY STIFF AND SEVERE PENALTIES FOR ANYONE WHO TRIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM AND FELLOW CANADIANS [End of Translation] THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES SO WE’RE TAKING UNPRECEDENTED ACTION WHILE WE PUT THIS MEASURE IN PLACE, WE’RE CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE OTHER TWO PRONGS OF OUR ECONOMIC PLAN, TO HELP BUSINESS OWNERS WORRIED ABOUT RENT OR OTHER BILLS, WE’VE BROUGHT IN NEW LOANS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO LOSE THEIR PAYCHEQUE, WHETHER FREELANCE OR LAID OFF, WE CREATED THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT ON THAT FRONT, I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS TO SHARE [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] STARTING ON APRIL 6, IF YOU HAVE NOT YET APPLIED FOR EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE TO RECEIVE THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE BUT IF YOU ARE RECEIVING THE WAGE SUBSIDY, YOU CANNOT RECEIVE THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT YOU CAN APPLY BY VISITING Canada.ca WHEN YOU APPLY, YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR BENEFIT BY MAIL OR DIRECT DEPOSIT AFTER THAT, ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS CONFIRM YOU ARE WITHOUT A JOB ONCE EVERY MONTH AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER STARTING ON APRIL 6 WE ARE ALSO TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT THE SYSTEM TO BE OVERLOADED BY APPLICATIONS LATER TODAY MINISTER DUCLOS AND MINISTER QUALTROUGH WILL HAVE MORE DETAILS TO SHARE ABOUT THE PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA [End of Translation] YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT A REMINDER, IF YOU’RE GETTING THE WAGE SUBSIDY FROM YOUR EMPLOYER, YOU CAN’T COLLECT THE CERB IT’S ONE OR THE OTHER YOU CAN’T GET BOTH OF THESE BENEFITS FOR THE CERB, YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE AT Canada.ca YOU SHOULD RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENTS IN THREE TO FIVE DAYS IF YOU CAN’T APPLY ONLINE, DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN CALL THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY FOR HELP OVER THE PHONE BY MAIL, YOU’LL GET YOUR CHEQUE IN 10 DAYS AFTER APPLYING ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO KEEP GETTING THIS BENEFIT IS TO CHECK IN EVERY MONTH TO SAY THAT YOU’RE STILL OUT OF WORK IF YOU’VE ALREADY APPLIED THROUGH E.I., YOU’RE ALL SET UP AND DON’T NEED TO DO ANYTHING ON APRIL 6 WE’RE PUTTING MEASURES IN PLACE SO WE DON’T OVERLOAD THE SYSTEM, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU EVERYONE WILL GET THEIR MONEY LATER TODAY MINISTER DUCLOS AND MINISTER QUALTROUGH WILL HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THE PROCESS FROM ELIGIBILITY TO GETTING YOUR CHEQUE THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS, WE’RE GETTING YOU THE HELP YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT WE HAVE A PLAN TO PROTECT JOBS, TO HELP THOSE LAID OFF, AND TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES THAT ARE HAVING CASH FLOW PROBLEMS WE’RE NOT DONE YET WE’RE GOING TO KEEP WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING THE SUPPORT YOU NEED THIS IS THE LARGEST ECONOMIC PROGRAM IN CANADA’S HISTORY SO I’VE ASKED THE HOUSE LEADER AND THE DEPUTY MINISTER TO REACH OUT TO THE OTHER PARTIES ABOUT BRINGING BACK PARLIAMENT THIS MUST BE A TEAM CANADA EFFORT GOVERNMENTS OF ALL ORDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STEPPING UP TO FULFIL THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO CANADIANS CANADA HASN’T SEEN THIS TYPE OF CIVIC MOBILIZATION SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR THESE ARE THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC MEASURES IN OUR LIFETIMES, TO

DEFEAT A THREAT TO OUR HEALTH THESE HISTORIC MEASURES WILL SUPPORT CANADIANS TO STAY HOME TO DEFEAT COVID-19 BUT THE GOVERNMENT ALONE CANNOT WIN THIS FIGHT WE ALL HAVE TO ANSWER THE CALL OF DUTY THIS IS SERVICE THAT MOST OF US HAVE NEVER BEEN CALLED UPON TO DO WE, EACH OF US, HAVE TO LIVE UP TO OUR END OF THE BARGAIN WE MUST FULFIL OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO EACH OTHER LISTENING TO PUBLIC HEALTH RULES IS YOUR DUTY STAYING HOME IS YOUR WAY TO SERVE SO BE SMART ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND THE CHOICES YOU MAKE THAT IS HOW YOU WILL SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND HOW WE WILL ALL SERVE EACH OTHER HOW WELL WE DO THIS RIGHT NOW DETERMINES WHERE OUR COUNTRY WILL BE IN TWO WEEKS OR IN TWO MONTHS IT’S IN OUR HANDS IT’S IN YOUR HANDS [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY WE HAVE A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY WHERE WE ARE IN A FEW WEEKS OR A FEW MONTHS DOES NOT DEPEND ON ME BUT ON YOU I AM CALLING ON YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO PROTECT OTHER S OTHERS IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES, YOU ARE PUTTING OTHERS AT RISK YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO REMAIN HOME WE ALL HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER IT IS BY WORKING TOGETHER THAT WE WILL COME OUT OF THIS IT IS BY REMAINING TRUE TO OUR VALUES THAT WE WILL STAY WHO WE ARE AS CANADIANS THANK YOU >> THANK YOU WE’LL NOW GO TO THE PHONE LINE FOR ONE QUESTION AND ONE FOLLOW-UP OPERATOR >> THANK YOU >> Question: [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] GOOD MORNING, MR. TRUDEAU THIS MORNING DO YOU CONSIDER THAT PART OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT SUPPLIES OF EQUIPMENT? CAN YOU GUARANTEE US THERE WILL BE NO SHORTAGE OF P.P.E.? THE MINISTERS WERE UNABLE TO DO THAT YESTERDAY >> Answer: IN THIS SITUATION WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING WE ARE WORKING VERY, VERY HARD TO MEET THE VARIOUS NEEDS, TO MAKE SURE THE NECESSARY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IS DELIVERED RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE ARE DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS RIGHT HERE IN CANADA TO REPLACE THE EQUIPMENT WE USE EVERY SINGLE DAY IN ORDER TO KEEP OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS HEALTHY WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE PROVINCES AND THE VARIOUS JURISDICTIONS TO MEET ALL OF THEIR NEEDS BUT MUCH OF THAT DEPENDS ON THE CHOICES THAT CANADIANS MAKE NOW, HOW PEOPLE BEHAVE TODAY AND IN THE COMING WEEKS AND THE CHOICES THEY MAKE IN TERMS OF KEEPING THIS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL AND BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING TO PROTECT US >> Question: THERE IS A PRESSING NEED FOR SURGICAL MASKS IN QUÉBEC YOU HEARD THAT CAN YOU TELL QUÉBECERS OR QUÉBEC THAT YOUR WAY OF RESOLVING THIS IS TO TRANSFER PART OF THE FEDERAL SUPPLY TO QUÉBEC? >> Answer: YES, ABSOLUTELY THE FEDERAL STOCKPILE IS THERE TO HELP CANADIANS WHERE THEY NEED HELP I HAVE SPOKEN DIRECTLY TO PREMIER LEGAULT HE POINTED OUT THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY’RE FACING IN QUÉBEC AT THIS TIME, AND WE WILL BE THERE TO WORK VERY HARD TO MEET THEIR NEEDS WE ARE EXPECTING SHIPMENTS OF P.P.E. VERY SOON AND WE WILL BE GETTING MORE AS WELL WE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THE RESOURCES TO BE AVAILABLE HERE IN CANADA AND WE WILL MAKE SURE THERE IS NO SHORTAGE IN CANADA OF COURSE WE UNDERSTAND IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION AND WE WILL ALL HAVE TO DO OUR PART [End of Translation] >> THANK YOU

NEXT QUESTION, OPERATOR >> THANK YOU NEXT QUESTION MIA RABSON, THE “CANADIAN PRESS.” YOUR LINE IS OBSERVE >> Question: I WONDER IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHY THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY STOCKPILE DID NOT KEEP EQUIPMENT IN THE HANDS OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO NEEDED AND WHETHER WE’RE GOING TO THE DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT TO FILL THE NEED >> Answer: THE DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT WE’VE SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES IS ABOUT FORCING AND ORDERING COMPANIES WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE DO IT TO STEP UP AND PRODUCE THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR A WAR TIME OR CRISIS SITUATION HERE IN CANADA WHAT WE’VE SEEN IS COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PUTTING UP THEIR HANDS AND ASKING TO DO IT, OFFERING ANY HELP THEY CAN RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SWITCH THEIR MANUFACTURING OVER TO NECESSARY GOODS, NECESSARY EQUIPMENT WE SO FAR HAVE SEEN SUCH AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FROM BUSINESSES THAT WE HAVE NO NEED OF BRINGING IN AT THIS POINT A SIMILAR ACT OF COURSE WE’LL ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN FUTURE SITUATIONS OR HOW WE CAN ADJUST THE FEDERAL STOCKPILE HAS BEEN ENSURING OVER THE PAST WEEKS THAT THERE IS ENOUGH EQUIPMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THE PROVINCES AND WHAT THEY’VE ASKED FOR [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] IN THE UNITED STATES THEY DID DECIDE TO BRING IN THE DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT, BUT IN CANADA I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE NO NEED AT THIS TIME TO DO THAT, BECAUSE CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND PLANTS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE ALL BEEN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP US TO SWITCH THEIR PROCESSES TO MANUFACTURE WHAT WE NEED NOW, OF COURSE IF WE FIND WE HAVE A NEED TO DO THAT LATER ON, WE WILL DO SO, BUT FOR NOW I CAN ONLY THANK ALL THE DIFFERENT COMPANIES WHO HAVE STEPPED-UP AND OFFERED TO HELP US AND ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO HELP THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS [End of Translation] >> Question: I’M WONDERING IF YOU COULD LET US KNOW WHAT ASSURANCES YOU HAVE FROM THE AMERICANS THAT THEY’VE DROPPED THE IDEA OF MOVING TROOPS TO THE U.S.-CANADA BORDER >> Answer: THE ONGOING CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE WITH THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION CONTINUE ON A BROAD RANGE OF SUBJECTS WE HAVE HEARD THAT’S NOT SOMETHING THEY’RE CONTINUING TO PURSUE, BUT WE WILL OF COURSE CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION AS NEW SITUATIONS COME UP AND AS THINGS DEVELOP [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE CONTINUE TO REGULARLY SPEAK TO THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION ON ISSUES INVOLVING OUR BORDER AND CRITICAL TRADE BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES FOR THE TIME BEING WE HAVE HEARD THAT THEY DO NOT INTEND TO PURSUE THAT IDEA, BUT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM [End of Translation] >> THANK YOU OPERATOR, NEXT QUESTION >> Question: [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] GOOD MORNING, MR. TRUDEAU THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN QUÉBEC OR THERE WILL BE SOON HOW WILL THE GOVERNMENT HELP QUÉBEC TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM TO REASSURE THE QUÉBEC MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS? >> Answer: WELL, WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING VERY HARD WITH THE OTHER PROVINCES TO SEE WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE TO HELP QUÉBEC AND OTHER REGIONS THAT ARE IN NEED OF EQUIPMENT, BUT WE’RE ALSO WORKING AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL TO TRY AND ENSURE THAT WE CAN BRING IN ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMPLE, OUR AMBASSADOR IN CHINA IS WORKING DILIGENTLY TO FOLLOW UP ON THIS AND GET THE MATERIAL IN THAT WE HAVE ORDERED BUT THE FACT IS THAT THERE ARE MANY, MANY COUNTRIES THAT ARE RUNNING AFTER THE SAME EQUIPMENT WE ARE WORKING HARD AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ENSURE THAT NOWHERE IN CANADA WILL THERE BE A SHORTAGE OF P.P.E., BUT THERE’S STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE >> Question: CAN YOU TELL ME WHETHER THIS WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEK? AND ON ANOTHER TOPIC, MR. TRUDEAU, THERE’S A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT WHERE IT SAYS THAT THESE — THE CURRENT MEASURES WILL HAVE TO LAST UNTIL JULY OR AUGUST >> Answer: I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE EXPECTING TO RECEIVE DELIVERIES IN A VERY SHORT TIME

FRAME, IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR PERHAPS EVEN SOONER WHEN IT COMES TO SCENARIOS, AS I HAVE SAID VERY OFTEN, WE ARE LOOKING AT ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS IT COULD LAST LONGER, IT COULD LAST LESS TIME AS I’VE ALWAYS SAID, THAT WILL REALLY DEPEND ON THE CHOICES AND THE BEHAVIOUR OF CANADIANS EVERY SINGLE DAY, HOW WE KEEP OURSELVES SAFE, HOW WE KEEP EVERYONE ELSE SAFE, THE CHOICES WE ARE MAKING, ALL OF THAT HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON HOW LONG THIS IS GOING TO LAST BUT LOOKING AROUND THE WORLD, EVEN IN COUNTRIES LIKE SOUTH KOREA WHERE THEY WERE ABLE TO MANAGE THE CRISIS FAIRLY WELL, THOSE MEASURES REMAIN IN PLACE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME I THINK PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO EXPECT THAT WE WILL BE FACING THIS FOR MANY, MANY WEEKS TO COME IF NOT MONTHS [End of Translation] >> THANK YOU NEXT QUESTION >> ERIC ATKINS, “THE GLOBE AND MAIL” >> Question: THANK YOU GIVEN THAT CANADIANS RETURNING FROM ABROAD ARE BRINGING CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INTO CANADA, WHY ARE AIRLINES AND THE GOVERNMENT STILL BRINGING CANADIANS HOME? >> Answer: THAT IS A GOOD BUT A DIFFICULT QUESTION IN QUESTION WE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE WE HOPE AND ARE DEMANDING THAT THOSE CANADIANS WHO DO RETURN HOME SELF-ISOLATE FOR TWO WEEKS I KNOW THERE ARE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE DECIDED THAT PEOPLE OVERSEAS OR PEOPLE ELSEWHERE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COME HOME TO CANADA THAT’S NOT A CHOICE WE’VE MADE WE WANT CANADIANS TO COME HOME BUT WE ALSO VERY MUCH EXPECT AND DEMAND THAT THEY KEEP THEMSELVES AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS SAFE BY SELF-ISOLATING IN RIGOROUS CONDITIONS FOR TWO WEEKS AS SOON AS THEY GET HOME WE WOULD MUCH RATHER BE ABLE TO HAVE PEOPLE HOME THAN STRANDED ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD, WHERE THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] AS A COUNTRY, WE MADE THE DECISION TO ASK CANADIANS OR TO OFFER CANADIANS THE POSSIBILITY OF COMING BACK HOME IF THEY’RE ABROAD THIS IS NOT THE DECISION THAT OTHER COUNTRIES MADE THERE ARE SOME COUNTRIES — OR THE CITIZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE UNABLE TO GO HOME, BUT WE DECIDED TO BRING HOME ALL CANADIANS BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR CANADIANS TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK HOME WHERE THEY ARE SAFER AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE BROUGHT IN VERY STRICT AND RIGOROUS MEASURES SO THAT PEOPLE COMING BACK WILL NOT PUT OTHERS AT RISK, THEIR NEIGHBOURS, THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND SO ON THAT’S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WHOEVER IS COMING BACK TO CANADA FROM TRAVEL ABROAD SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS TO KEEP US ALL SAFE AND TO KEEP OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS SAFE >> ONE FOLLOW-UP >> Question: I WONDER WHAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH CASE IS FOR ALLOWING ANY CANADIANS TO RETURN >> Answer: THE PUBLIC HEALTH CASE IS THAT IF PEOPLE RETURN AND PROPERLY AND RIGOROUSLY SELF-ISOLATE, THEN WE ARE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THE RISK TO EVERYONE ELSE IT REQUIRES ENSURING THAT THEY DO, INDEED, SELF-ISOLATE, BUT IN CANADA WE TRY TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER THAT’S BEEN THE CHARACTERISTIC OF WHAT WE’VE SEEN OVER THESE PAST WEEKS AS PEOPLE ARE THERE TO HELP EACH OTHER AND PEOPLE ARE MAKING CHOICES TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT PUTTING THEMSELVES, NEIGHBOURS, FAMILY AT RISK WE SEE NEIGHBOURS DROPPING OFF FOOD TO THOSE WHO CAN’T GO OUT WE SEE VOLUNTEERISM UP, CALLING TO VOLUNTEER AT KIDS HELP PHONE CANADIANS HELP EACH OTHER WHEN WE’RE IN TOUGH TIMES, AND PART OF HELPING EACH OTHER IN TOUGH TIMES IS MAKING SURE THAT CANADIANS WHO ARE STUCK OVERSEAS CAN SOME HOME, BUT PART OF THE RESPONSIBILITY THEY HAVE THEN IS TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT PUTTING OTHERS AT RISK AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY SELF-ISOLATE >> Question: KEVIN GALLAGHER WITH CTV TORONTO’S CHIEF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER INDICATED THAT THE MEASURES TO MITIGATE COVID-19 COULD BE IN PLACE FOR 12 WEEKS THERE ARE ACCORDING TO THE “NATIONAL POST” INTERNAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS THAT SAY

THESE MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE UNTIL JULY YOU YOURSELF HAVE NOT SHARED THESE TYPE OF PROJECTIONS DON’T CANADIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW LONG THESE IMPORTANT, YET DISRUPTIVE, PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE FOR SO THAT BUSINESSES CAN PLAN AND FAMILIES CAN PLAN? >> Answer: WE HAVE BEEN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT WITH CANADIANS ON THE FACTS I’VE SAID FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT THERE ARE A WIDE RANGE OF SCENARIOS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT WE ARE PLANNING FOR, THAT WE ARE TRYING TO WORK TOWARDS AS A GOVERNMENT, AS A COUNTRY WE KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE IN PLACE FOR A NUMBER OF MORE WEEKS, PERHAPS MONTHS EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON HOW CANADIANS BEHAVE, THE CHOICES YOU MAKE TO STAY AT HOME, TO SELF-ISOLATE, TO NOT GO TO SIX DIFFERENT STORES WHEN YOU GO GROCERY SHOPPING TRY TO ONLY GO GROCERY SHOPPING ONCE A WEEK, TO BE CAREFUL TO KEEP 2 METRES APART WHEN YOU GO FOR A WALK IF YOU’RE ALLOWED TO GO FOR A WALK THESE SORTS OF THINGS ARE WHAT WILL ARREST THE SPREAD AND INCREASE OF THE VIRUS WE NEED ALL OF US TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT CANADIANS ARE DOING [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT ALL — EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO BE OPEN WITH CANADIANS THAT’S WHY WE’VE BEEN SAYING IT COULD LAST FOR WEEKS OR EVEN MONTHS AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE A RANGE OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT AND FOR WHICH WE ARE PREPARING BUT THE CRITICAL THING HERE IS CANADIANS’ BEHAVIOUR IF CANADIANS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE, IF THEY DECIDE TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IF THEY KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE OF AT LEAST 2 METRES FROM OTHERS, IF THEY TRY NOT TO GO TO EIGHT DIFFERENT STORES WHEN THEY GO OUT TO BUY FOOD ONCE A WEEK, THE CHOICES THAT WE ARE MAKING AND OUR BEHAVIOUR AT THIS TIME WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON WHERE WE’RE GOING TO BE IN A FEW WEEKS AND A FEW MONTHS THAT’S WHY WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES WE ARE HERE TO KEEP OUR ECONOMY STABLE WHILE IT IS PRACTICALLY AT A STANDSTILL, SO THAT WE CAN RECOVER QUICKLY WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO BUT THAT WHEN IS SOMETHING WE WILL KNOW ONLY IN TIME AS I SAID, IT DEPENDS ON THE CHOICES WE MAKE NOW [End of Translation] >> Question: RATHER STARTLING DEATH PROJECTION RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES IS THERE A SIMILAR PROJECTION IN CANADA? AND IF SO, WHY HAVE WE NOT HEARD ABOUT THESE SORTS OF DETAILS? >> Answer: AS WE’VE SAID, THERE ARE A RANGE OF PROJECTIONS DEPENDING ON HOW CANADIANS ARE BEHAVING, HOW ISOLATION IS WORKING I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW THAT THE FACT THAT SO MANY CANADIANS ARE BEHAVING IN THE RIGHT WAYS, ARE CHOOSING TO STAY HOME, ARE CHOOSING TO SELF-ISOLATE, ARE CHOOSING TO STAY IN THEIR BUBBLE, AS DR. TAM SAYS, ARE CHOOSING TO NOT ENDANGER THEMSELVES OR THEIR LOVED ONES OR THEIR NEIGHBOURS OR OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS IS AN EXTREMELY GOOD SIGN WE ARE OF COURSE WATCHING VERY, VERY CAREFULLY AS THE NUMBERS CREEP UP, AS THEY RISE MORE RAPIDLY IN DIFFERENT AREAS WE WILL TAKE THE MEASURES NECESSARY TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE >> Question: [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] RADIO-CANADA MR. TRUDEAU, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HOME RIGHT NOW AND THEY HEAR YOU SAY THIS MAY LAST WEEKS OR MONTHS THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY AND PEOPLE ARE WORRIED IS THERE — IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION SO THAT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO PLAN THEIR LIVES OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS? CAN WE SAY TO PEOPLE THAT JULY IS A REALISTIC SCENARIO? IT MAY NOT HAPPEN, BUT IS A REALISTIC SCENARIO? >> Answer: WELL, I CAN SAY IT IS A REALISTIC SCENARIO, BUT THERE ARE OTHER SHORTER SCENARIOS, THERE ARE OTHER LONGER ONES AS WELL WE DO NOT KNOW — WE KNOW THAT WE’RE TRYING TO CONTROL THE SPREAD AND FLATTEN THE CURVE, BUT IT DOES NOT DEPEND ON A GOVERNMENT IT DEPENDS ON ALL CITIZENS WE ARE PREPARING AND LOOKING AT A WHOLE RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT WILL LAST A FEW WEEKS IT IS POSSIBLE IT WILL LAST A FEW MONTHS WE WILL DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO FIRST OF ALL, TWO THINGS WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHY AND ALSO

ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO COME OUT OF THIS SO THAT ALL CANADIANS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO REMAIN IN ISOLATION AS LONG AS THEY HAVE TO >> Question: MR. SCHEER THIS MORNING PROPOSED THAT THE G.S.T COLLECTED FROM BUSINESSES OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS BE REFUNDED TO THEM WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT IDEA? IS THAT ON THE TABLE? >> Answer: WELL, THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF IDEAS COMING FORWARD FROM VARIOUS SOURCES AND WE’RE OPEN TO ANY PROPOSAL AND WE’LL LOOK AT EVERYTHING NOW, IN TERMS OF AID FOR BUSINESSES AND PARTICULARLY FOR WORKERS, WHAT WE PUT ON THE TABLE THUS FAR ARE MEASURES THAT REPRESENT THE LARGEST AND THE MOST UNPRECEDENTED PROGRAM IN OUR HISTORY THIS WILL HELP WORKERS, THIS WILL HELP BUSINESSES THERE WILL PROBABLY BE MORE THAT HAS TO BE DONE AND WE WILL BE THERE LISTENING AND LOOKING AT WHAT WE CAN DO WE’RE ALWAYS OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTION AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO’S MAKING PROPOSALS IF THAT CAN HELP CANADIANS TO COME THROUGH THIS CRISIS SO THAT WE CAN RECOVER AND GET BACK ON OUR FEET AT THE END [End of Translation] >> Question: YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE EFFORTS YOUR GOVERNMENT IS MAKING TO PROCURE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROTECTIVE GEAR, AND FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT SHORTAGES WHY IS THERE THIS DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE ASSURANCES YOU’RE OFFERING AND WHAT FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE EXPERIENCING? >> Answer: WE RECOGNIZE THE CHALLENGES THAT FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE FACING IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES IN CHARGE OF THOSE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS TO MEET THE NEEDS THEY ARE FACED WITH WE ARE FACING — LOOKING AT A GLOBAL DEMAND FOR THESE SUPPLIES THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE TRYING TO GET MORE OF THESE SUPPLIES WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SHIPMENTS COMING IN VERY SHORTLY THAT WILL HELP IN CANADA WE’RE CONTINUING TO WORK ON MORE SHIPMENTS IN THE COMING WEEKS WE ARE ALSO WORKING ON TOOLING UP OUR OWN PRODUCTION SO WE CAN HAVE MADE-IN-CANADA SOLUTIONS IN THE COMING WEEKS AND MONTHS IF THAT’S HOW LONG THIS LASTS WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MEET THE VERY REAL AND PRESSING NEEDS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY IN SOME AREAS ALL I CAN SAY IS WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK EXTREMELY HARD TO TRY AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE WE NEED OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS SPECIFICALLY TO HAVE THE PROTECTION THEY NEED AS THEY KEEP THE REST OF US SAFE >> Question: THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC WAS TALKING YESTERDAY ABOUT SUPPLIES RUNNING OUT IN THREE TO SEVEN DAYS WE’VE SEEN SHORTAGES IN ONTARIO AS WELL HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO THOSE TWO PROVINCES AND OFFERED THEM AID AT THIS TIME? >> Answer: WE ARE OFFERING ALL THE HELP WE POSSIBLY CAN TO ALL PROVINCES, PARTICULARLY QUÉBEC AND ONTARIO THAT ARE FACING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS IN TERMS OF SUPPLIES I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE RECEIVING A SHIPMENT VERY SOON OF NECESSARY EQUIPMENT THERE ARE MORE TO COME IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS AS WELL WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO KEEP US SAFE WE ALSO, AS I SPOKE ABOUT YESTERDAY, HAVE MANUFACTURERS STEPPING UP SO WE CAN HAVE MADE-IN-CANADA SOLUTIONS AND WE’RE NOT RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES AS THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR MORE P.P.E >> Question: THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE IS FAIRLY CLEAR ON HOW MASK USE BY THE PUBLIC CAN HELP CUT THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA DURING A PANDEMIC AND SOME COUNTRIES ARE MAKING MASK USE MANDATORY ACROSS THE BOARD, YET IN CANADA WE ARE TOLD THAT MASK USE WON’T HELP UNLESS YOU’RE ASYMPTOMATIC I WONDER IF THE GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO TAKE MASKS AWAY FROM HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHEN THERE IS A SHORTAGE >> Answer: EVERY RECOMMENDATION WE MAKE COMES FROM SCIENCE OFFICIALS AND IS BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THAT COMMUNITY THIS IS AN ONGOING CONVERSATION AMONGST HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AROUND THE WORLD WE ARE GOING TO DEFER TO DR. TAM >> Question: IF THERE ARE DISSENTING OPINIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL COMMUNITY ON WEARING MASKS FOR THE PUBLIC IF THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, DO WE NOT THEN OWE IT TO THE PUBLIC TO PUT WHATEVER PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT THEM? >> Answer: I’M GOING TO CONTINUE

TO DEFER TO DR. TAM ON THIS ISSUE I KNOW THERE’S MUCH DISCUSSION GOING ON ON THAT, AND WE CERTAINLY WANT TO TAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT CANADIANS ARE PROTECTED AND OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE PROTECTED MERCI >> Rosemary: THAT IS THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA WITH HIS DAILY UPDATE OF COURSE WE STAND BY AND WAIT FOR FEDERAL CABINET MINISTERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE FINANCE MINISTER OF CANADA AT 2:00 LET ME BRING IN VASSY KAPELOS AND DAVID COCHRANE BEFORE WE HAND THINGS OFF TO THAT PRESS CONFERENCE SOME CRITICAL DETAILS FOR CANADIANS THERE IN TERMS OF THE EMERGENCY BENEFIT MEASURE, BUT I WILL SAY THIS THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESSING OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO TRY TO GET A SENSE OF A TIMELINE WHICH I THINK MENTALLY WOULD HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE IF THEY KNEW HOW LONG THIS WAS GOING TO GO ON ALSO BECAUSE WE DO HEAR FROM OTHER POLITICIANS AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AROUND TIMELINE B.C. SAYING ZERO CHANCE OF THE RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS BEING LIFTED BEFORE MAY THE PRIME MINISTER DID NOT WANT TO PUT ANY SORT OF TIMELINE ON IT, SAYING IT WILL BE WEEKS AND MONTHS, BUT THAT IT REALLY DEPENDS ON CANADIANS’ BEHAVIOUR TO KNOW HOW LONG THIS WILL GO ON >> Vassy: I WANTED TO TOUCH ON THAT BECAUSE I THINK IT’S A SIGNIFICANT PART OF WHAT WE JUST HEARD FROM THE PRIME MINISTER I WOULD START WITH THE CAVEAT THAT HE’S RIGHT AND THAT IS WHAT A LOT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SAYING INSOFAR AS OUR BEHAVIOURS RIGHT NOW WILL DICTATE THE ULTIMATE LENGTH OF THAT TIMELINE HOWEVER, THERE ARE OTHER POLITICIANS AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, AS YOU POINT OUT, ROSIE, AT DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT THAT ARE ATTACHING VARIOUS TIMELINES TO VARIOUS SCENARIOS EVEN SOUTH OF THE BORDER LAST NIGHT I PLAYED ON MY SHOW A BIG PORTION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS DR. BIRX, WHO HEADS UP THE COORDINATION OF THEIR MEDICAL RESPONSE THEY WENT INTO GRANULAR DETAIL PRESENTING DATA TO AMERICANS ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT UNDER VARIOUS SCENARIOS, NOT JUST PHYSICAL DISTANCING, BUT HERE IS IF WE HAVE FULL MITIGATION EFFORTS INTACT IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY HERE IS HOW MANY DEATHS YOU MAY SEE OVERALL, HERE IS WHAT THE MORTALITY RATE LOOKS LIKE AND HERE IS WITHOUT MITIGATION I THINK THE QUESTIONS ARE CORRECT I THINK THE GOVERNMENT DESERVES SOME QUESTIONS ON THIS THE PRIME MINISTER WAS VERY UNWILLING TO PRESENT — HE ADMITTED THERE ARE A VARIETY OF SCENARIOS I UNDERSTAND THAT AND I THINK CANADIANS UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT HE DID NOT WANT TO PUT FORTH ANY DATA OR PREDICTIONS BASED ON THOSE VARIOUS SCENARIOS I THINK AS CANADIANS START TO HEAR THAT FROM DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT OR SOUTH OF THE BORDER, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WONDER AND WANT THE ANSWER FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVE US A SENSE, ESPECIALLY AS YOU POINTED OUT FOR BUSINESSES THAT ARE SINKING AND MIGHT NOT LAST ONE OR TWO MONTHS, HOW CAN THEY PLAN FOR THE PROBABILITY THIS MIGHT GO ON LONGER I TAKE THE POINT THAT IT IS DEPENDANT ON OUR ACTIONS AND THAT IS A POINT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE HOME I THINK THERE IS A GENUINE INTEREST ON WHAT DATA THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS IN FRONT OF IT AND WHEN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THAT DATA AS CANADIANS >> Rosemary: I SHOULD ALSO SAY THAT THOSE ARE ALL GOOD POINTS THE PRIME MINISTER HAS PREVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT MAKING SOME MODELLING DATA AVAILABLE I KNOW THAT IS VERY MUCH RELIANT ON PROVINCES COMPLYING WITH THAT REQUEST, BUT IT IS SOMETHING HE SAID THEY CAN DO THE OTHER BIG HEADLINE, DAVID, IS THAT PARLIAMENT WILL BE RECALLED AT SOME POINT >> David: PARLIAMENT WILL BE RECALLED TO PASS THE WAGE SUBSIDY LEGISLATION THE TIMELINE THAT IS MORE ALARMING OUT OF THAT NEWS CONFERENCE IS WHAT THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC IS SAYING, THREE TO SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THEIR SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING OUT WE KNOW THERE ARE NATIONAL STOCKPILES WE DON’T KNOW IF THOSE ARE DEPLETED WHEN WE ASKED WHEN THE SHIPMENTS ARE COMING, IT WAS IN THE COMING DAYS, IN THE COMING DAYS IF YOU’RE A HEALTHCARE WORKERS, YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT THE SPECIFICS ON THE DELIVERY OF MASKS, GLOVES, VENTILATORS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THAT NEEDS TO BECOME CLEAR BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING VERY CLEAR ALARM BELLS FROM QUÉBEC AND THE FRONTLINE HOSPITALS HERE IN ONTARIO >> Rosemary: THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COVERAGE ON OUR SPECIAL ON CBC TELEVISION ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC MORE COMING UP ON CBC NEWS NETWORK AND cbc.ca [♪♪♪] >> Rosemary: WELCOME BACK I’M ROSEMARY BARTON HERE IN OTTAWA WELCOME TO OUR ONGOING CBC NEWS SPECIAL STREAMING LIVE ON YOUR

CBC APP OR ON cbcnews.ca OUR BIG STORY COMING OUT OF OTTAWA JUST MOMENTS AGO, THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED HE WILL CALL PARLIAMENT BACK TO PASS MEASURES TO HELP THE CANADIAN ECONOMY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC HE CALLED IT THE LARGEST AND MOST UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC PROGRAM IN CANADIAN HISTORY THAT’S WHY THEY WANT PARLIAMENT TO COME BACK BECAUSE THEY REALIZE THE SCOPE AND IMPORTANCE OF GETTING ALL-PARTY SUPPORT AND ALL PARTIES INSIDE PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON THIS EARLIER BEFORE JUSTIN TRUDEAU SPOKE, CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER CAME OUT HE CRITICIZED THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS WE’LL LOOK MORE AT THAT AND ALSO LOOK AT SOME OF THE MEASURES TORONTO HAS PUT IN PLACE AND THE ONGOING CONVERSATION AROUND TIMELINE HOW LONG ARE WE IN THIS FOR CERTAINLY IN TORONTO SOME STARK WARNINGS FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER OF THAT CITY TODAY, SAYING AGAIN THAT THINGS ARE NOT ON THE RIGHT TRAJECTORY AND THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STAY HOME, WHETHER THEY HAVE COVID-19, WHETHER THEY’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 EVEN IF THEY HAVEN’T, THAT THEIR MOVEMENTS SHOULD BE RESTRICTED REALLY TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MAYBE A WALK OUTSIDE AGAIN, PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CALLING ON CANADIANS TO DOUBLE DOWN ON THEIR EFFORTS TO SELF-ISOLATE AND REALLY STAY AWAY FROM ONE ANOTHER DURING THIS CRITICAL PERIOD ALL RIGHT AS WE WAIT FOR THE FEDERAL CABINET MINISTERS’ UPDATE, LET’S GET SOME REACTION FROM JAGMEET SINGH WHO JOINS US FROM TORONTO GOOD TO SEE YOU >> Interview: GOOD TO SEE YOU AS WELL >> Rosemary: YOU HEARD THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO CALL BACK PARLIAMENT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THE OTHER PARTIES ABOUT THESE MEASURES HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT? >> Interview: WE’RE READY TO GET BACK TO PARLIAMENT AT ANY MOMENT WE KNOW THAT CANADIANS NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY AND WE KNOW THE SITUATION IS VERY URGENT THE MEASURES THAT THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ANNOUNCED WERE WELCOME MEASURES AROUND THE 75% WAGE SUBSIDY SOMETHING THAT WE’VE BEEN CALLING FOR AND WE THINK IT WOULD HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND HELP PEOPLE STAY EMPLOYED TODAY IS THE 1ST OF THE MONTH AND I’M WORRIED ABOUT HOW SO MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WON’T AFFORD THEIR RENT OR MORTGAGE PAYMENT WE NEED TO WORK WITH ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER IMMEDIATE RENT HELP AND PUT A PAUSE ON RENT >> Rosemary: HOW WOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE INVOLVED IN THAT EVERY PROVINCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAS NOW PUT IN PLACE EVICTION PAUSES SO PEOPLE WON’T BE THROWN OUT ON THE STREETS THERE ARE SOME PROVINCES THAT HAVE GONE FURTHER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, WHERE YOUR RIDING IS, WHERE THERE IS THAT RENTAL SUBSIDY THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO RENTERS BANKS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO DEFER MORTGAGES I’M NOT CLEAR WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD DO ON SOMETHING THAT IS A PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION >> Interview: THE DEFERRAL SYSTEM IS NOT HELPING PEOPLE OUT THE WAY IT SHOULD UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, BANKS ARE FEDERALLY REGULATED MORTGAGE PAYMENTS AND RENT ARE DEEPLY CONNECTED IF WE CAN NEGOTIATE AND USE THE POWER THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A PAUSE IN MORTGAGES, IT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY HELP IN MOVING TOWARDS RENT FREE OR PAUSING RENT THERE IS A ROLE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN PLAY THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT POWERS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BANKS ACT USING THOSE POWERS, WE CAN GET TO A POINT WHERE WE PUT A PAUSE ON MORTGAGE AND RENT AS WELL THERE IS A ROLE TO BE PLAYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT >> Rosemary: SOME BANKS HAVE BEEN DEFERRING MORTGAGES WE’VE HEARD OTHER PLACES WHERE NOT EVERYONE QUALIFIES FOR THAT WHAT WOULD BE THE STICK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD USE TO COMPEL THE BANKS TO — >> Interview: SECTION 91 OF THE CONSTITUTION GIVES US POWERS OF REGULATION OF THE BANKS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE BANKS ACT, WHICH IS ALSO FEDERAL LEGISLATION, GIVES SIGNIFICANT POWERS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BASICALLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS ENFORCE A CLEAR MESSAGE USING THE POWERS WE HAVE THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A PAUSE ON MORTGAGE USING THAT PAUSE ON MORTGAGE WORKS WITH PROVINCES TO HAVE A PAUSE ON RENT PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THEIR BILLS WHEN THERE IS NO MONEY COMING IN THERE ARE SO MANY JOB LOSSES PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING WE NEED TO GET TO A POINT WHERE THERE IS A PAUSE IF THERE IS A PAUSE ON MORTGAGE AND RENT, WE CAN GET THERE THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER SAID HERSELF, THIS IS NOT A TIME TO FIGHT THIS IS A TIME TO HELP PEOPLE I BELIEVE WE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE HERE IS A CONCRETE WAY TO DO IT PAUSE MORTGAGES AND WORK WITH BANKS THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO >> Rosemary: THE WAGE SUBSIDY OF 75% NOW APPLIES TO EVERY COMPANY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT HAS LOST 30% MORE OF REVENUE HOW QUICKLY DO YOU THINK THAT NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE?

I GUESS PARLIAMENT WILL COME BACK BECAUSE IT HAS BECOME A MUCH LARGER PACKAGE THAN WAS INITIALLY ANTICIPATED >> Interview: WEEKS AGO WE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS RESPONDING THAT THINGS HAD CHANGED SINCE THEIR INITIALLY REQUEST OR PROPOSAL OF THE WAGE SUBSIDY I CALLED FOR 75% THIS IS SOMETHING THAT BUSINESSES NEED RIGHT AWAY ANOTHER THING THAT BUSINESSES NEED, PARTICULARLY IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY AND THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, THEY NEED RELIEF WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR COMMERCIAL RENT AND MORTGAGES WE NEED TO DO A LOT MORE I’M PREPARED TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT THERE’S SOME GREAT MEASURES THAT THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ANNOUNCED THERE IS A BIT OF A LACK OF URGENCY TO YOUR QUESTION, WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY AND PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE WAGE SUBSIDY, THE EMERGENCY BENEFIT WE NEED QUICKER ACCESS I STILL BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO GIVE PEOPLE HELP IS THE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, SENDING MONEY TO ALL CANADIANS THOSE WHO DON’T NEED IT, WE CAN TAX THAT BACK IN THE NEXT TAX CYCLE PEOPLE NEED HELP URGENTLY AND THAT IS NOT GETTING TO THEM THAT RESPECTS THE DESPERATION THEY’RE GOING THROUGH >> Rosemary: THAT’S FEDERAL N.D.P. LEADER JAGMEET SINGH IN TORONTO “POWER & POLITICS” HOST VASSY KAPELOS AND DAVID COCHRANE ARE HERE WE WILL BREAK DOWN WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER SAID I SAKE — TAKE MR. SINGH’S POINT THAT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE RATHER THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY, BUT THERE WAS SOME DESIRE TO HAVE PARLIAMENT WEIGH IN ON THIS PACKAGE THERE WAS THE CONSERVATIVES IN PARTICULAR WHO THOUGHT THAT PARLIAMENT DID NEED TO BE RECALLED AND AS A MEASURE OF CAUTION AND A MEASURE OF COLLABORATION, I WOULD IMAGINE THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING AHEAD AND DOING THAT BUT THAT ALSO MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOW BEFORE THEY CAN ORGANIZE TO GET SOME PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE HERE THAT WILL HAVE TO UNFOLD IN A TIMELY WAY IT TOOK A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN EXPECTED LAST TIME ALL THESE THINGS TAKE TIME THE MORE TIME THEY TAKE MEANS THE MORE PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE WAITING THAT’S A FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT AND CERTAINLY THE GOVERNMENT IS OPERATING AT BREAK-NECK SPEED, BUT IT IS, I’M SURE, FRUSTRATING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WAITING FOR HELP WHO NEEDED IT TWO DAYS AGO VASSY >> Vassy: WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE TIMELINE IS FOR RECALLING PARLIAMENT AND IF THAT IMPACTS THESE PROGRAMS THE FIRST PROGRAM, THE BIG ONE, THE CERB THAT’S THE MONEY IF YOU’VE BEEN LAID OFF OR CAN’T WORK BECAUSE OF COVID-19 YOU CAN ACCESS THE PRIME MINISTER GAVE DETAILS THAT IT HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED THAT YOU COULD APPLY ON APRIL 6 HE CONFIRMED THAT THAT WILL BE THE DAY YOU CAN START APPLYING AND YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO ASK FOR YOUR PAYMENTS VIA DIRECT DEPOSIT OR BY MAIL IF YOU’RE DOING DIRECT DEPOSIT, IT COULD BE BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE DAYS IT WILL TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS TO GET THE MONEY BY MAIL THERE ARE SIX DAYS UNTIL THAT APPLICATION PROCESS STARTS I’M WAITING TO HEAR WHEN PARLIAMENT WILL COME BACK IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS TO BE DETERMINED IT COULD BE AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK, BUT THAT WILL DEPEND ON THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE PARTY HOUSE LEADERS WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE AS WE SPEAK IF THEY COME BACK FOR ONE DAY, THEY ENABLE THE LEGISLATION TO GO AHEAD AND THE APRIL 6 DATE GOES AHEAD THE TIMELINE MIGHT NOT BE TOO NEGATIVELY IMPACTED THOSE ARE THE DETAILS ON THE CERB FROM THE PRIME MINISTER ON THE WAGE SUBSIDY, STILL NO CLARITY ON HOW THE GOVERNMENT WILL MEASURE THE 30% DROP IN REVENUE THAT IT’S SAYING YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW AT SOME POINT BEFORE OR AFTER THIS ALL GOES DOWN IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THAT MONEY HE SAYS THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE THROUGH THE C.R.A. LIKE THE CERB BENEFIT SO THAT’S A NEW DETAIL AS WELL HE ALSO EMPHASIZED THAT BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE DOING EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO PAY THE REMAINING 25% I DON’T KNOW HOW SIGNIFICANT THAT ENDS UP BEING WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR PEOPLE APPLYING, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO PROVE THAT AGAIN, THOSE DETAILS WE ARE EXPECTING A LITTLE BIT LATER TODAY FROM THE FINANCE MINISTER CERTAINLY THOSE QUESTIONS WILL BE PUT TO THE FINANCE MINISTER AS OF NOW, THOSE ARE THE NEW DETAILS THAT THE PRIME MINISTER REVEALED ON THOSE PROGRAMS I KNOW SO MANY CANADIANS ARE INTERESTED IN RIGHT NOW >> Rosemary: YOU’RE RIGHT, THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFORMATION APRIL 6 HAD BEEN THE TARGET DATE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT IS THE DATE YOU CAN START GOING ON TO THAT PORTAL AND FIGURING OUT HOW YOU CAN GET THE $2,000 A MONTH IF YOU NEED IT, AND SO MANY PEOPLE DO DAVID, WE’RE TRACKING THIS STORY ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS AGAIN, I TAKE MR. SINGH’S POINT, BUT I’M NOT SURE HOW MUCH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO OTHER THAN TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE HAVE

SOME INCOME COMING IN TO PAY THIS IS VERY MUCH A PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION CERTAINLY THERE CAN BE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE HAVE BEEN BUT BEYOND THAT, I GUESS IT WOULD BE SOME SORT OF CONVERSATION WITH THE BANKS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN TERRIBLY COMPLIANT, FOR INSTANCE, ON CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES BEYOND THAT, I’M NOT REALLY SURE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS AN EXTENSIVE ROLE TO PLAY IN RENT AND MORTGAGE >> David: THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE TEAM CANADA APPROACH AND THAT IS WHAT IT WOULD TAKE MY UNDERSTANDING IS THEY CAN USE THE FEDERAL BANKING ACT FOR CERTAIN THINGS, BUT THEY HAVE NO CAPACITY TO FORCE THAT FLOW THROUGH, THROUGH THE LANDLORD TO THE RENTER THAT’S WHY YOU WOULD NEED SOME PROVINCIAL REQUIREMENT TO DEAL WITH THIS THING PEOPLE COULD BE HUMANE AND IF THE BANKS GAVE THEM A BREAK, THEY COULD PASS THAT ON TO THEIR CLIENTS A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE GOT SOME CLARITY ON TODAY WAS THAT ON THE WAGE TOP-UP IF YOU’RE A BUSINESS, THE PRIME MINISTER TELLING US IT WOULD BE A SIMPLE ATTESTATION THAT YOU WERE DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO PAY THE WAGE TOP-UP THAT’S LIKE THE BENEFITS THAT ORDINARY CANADIANS CAN APPLY FOR TO GET THE $2,000 A MONTH, YOU CAN SWEAR AND CONFIRM ONLINE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB AND INCOME ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE BEING BUILT WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF PAY MONEY FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER THEY’LL DEAL WITH ANY SPILLAGE OR FRAUD AFTER THE FACT, AGAIN WITH A STERN WARNING THAT THERE WOULD BE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES IF ANYONE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS ALSO THE POINT WAS MADE THAT SPECIFICALLY THE PRIME MINISTER SINGLED OUT THAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS HELP THERE WAS A FUSS — ON TWITTER THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA, ITS WEBSITE SAID IT DOESN’T PROVIDE MONEY TO BARS OR TO PEOPLE THAT ONLY SERVE ALCOHOL ON THE SAME PAGE, THEY SAID THEY DON’T DO CREDIT LINES AND ZERO INTEREST LOANS AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO BE OFFERING THOSE THINGS THOSE RESTRICTIONS HAVE GONE OUT THE WINDOW ASSURANCES TO PEOPLE WHO SELL ALCOHOL AS THEIR PRIMARY SOURCE OF BUSINESS THAT THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS, DESPITE SOME TERRIBLY OUTDATED GOVERNMENT WEBSITES SAYING THEY WOULDN’T QUALIFY >> Rosemary: PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANT TO GET THE MONEY OUT THE DOOR THAN TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE IF THINGS ARE MOVING SO QUICKLY ON A DAILY BASIS, THE WEBSITES AREN’T ALWAYS ACCURATE AND THAT’S WHY THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE E-MAILING >> David: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE DOING THINGS THEY WOULDN’T HAVE CONSIDERED DOING A MONTH AGO THE PRIME MINISTER CALLED THIS THE LARGEST CIVIC MOBILIZATION SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR THAT’S WHY PASSPORT OFFICES ARE DOING E.I. APPLICATIONS THE B.D.C. IS GOING TO BE GIVING LOANS TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS >> Rosemary: WHILE WE WAIT FOR THIS PRESS CONFERENCE TO HAPPEN, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CRITICAL ONE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE WAGE SUBSIDY, AND SO MANY PEOPLE WILL BE THOSE DETAILS TO COME AT 2:00 P.M. EASTERN THAT PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE IN TORONTO WITH THE FINANCE MINISTER, THE MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS, AND THE MINISTER OF INNOVATION IN THE MEANTIME, QUÉBEC WHO WE’VE BEEN TALKING, WHO HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF CASES AT THIS STAGE, IS TRYING TO CLAMP DOWN AS BEST IT CAN ON THOSE OUTBREAKS IN VARIOUS PLACES, INCLUDING TRYING TO AVOID ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER WE’VE SEEN PARTICULAR FOCUS, FOR INSTANCE, IN MONTREAL AND THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS TRYING TO LIMIT PEOPLE MOVING FROM ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE PROVINCE TO THOSE ZONES THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICERS IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS DOING THAT AS WE WAIT FOR THESE MINISTERS — I THINK THEY’RE FILING IN RIGHT NOW LET ME GO QUICKLY TO HILLARY JOHNSTONE WHO IS ON THE PORTAGE BRIDGE TELL ME ABOUT THESE RESTRICTIONS IF YOU CAN DO IT >> Reporter: THAT SOUNDS GOOD AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T SEE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THIS BRIDGE, ONE OF THE FIVE LINKS BETWEEN OTTAWA AND GATINEAU CARS ARE STILL SLOWING WHAT WE KNOW IS THERE ARE FOUR MORE REGIONS IN THE PROVINCE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE THESE CHECK-POINTS THE OUT OUTAOUAIS IN WESTERN QUÉBEC THE POLICE ON THE ONTARIO SIDE SAY THEY DON’T PLAN TO ENFORCE THIS THIS IS HAPPENING ON THE QUÉBEC SIDE WE ALSO DON’T KNOW WHAT SORTS OF PENALTIES THERE WILL BE FOR THOSE FOUND VIOLATING THESE MEASURES THAT IS STILL YET TO COCK THE POLICE ON THE ONTARIO SIDE

ARE STILL ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BETWEEN THE TWO PROVINCES WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE EXEMPT FROM THIS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS, HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT, AND ANYONE DEEMED NECESSARY TO KEEP THE SUPPLY CHAIN MOVING THOSE ARE THE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THIS BAN, BUT THIS IS IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND IS A TRAVEL BAN INTO WESTERN QUÉBEC >> Rosemary: OKAY, YOU ARE ON THE BRIDGE NOT FAR FROM ME WE’LL SEE HOW THAT UNFOLDS OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY LET’S GO BACK TO OTTAWA HERE IS THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, CHRYSTIA FREELAND >> THESE TOUGH ACTIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY STRONGEST SUPPORT TO THE LEADERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THESE ACTIONS AND TO COMMEND THEM [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THIS IS A CRITICAL WEEK IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST THIS VIRUS CANADIANS MUST CONTINUE TO PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING STAY STRONG AND STAY HOME UNLESS YOU DO ESSENTIAL WORK SUCH AS STOCKING THE SHELVES OF OUR GROCERY STORES OR WORKING IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM YOU CAN GO FOR A WALK OR A RUN, BUT STAY AT A DISTANCE FROM OTHERS AND WASH YOUR HANDS I KNOW THIS IS DIFFICULT, BUT CANADIANS ARE RESILIENT AND I KNOW WE CAN DO THIS ALL OVER CANADA, LEADERS, LIKE LEADERS IN TORONTO AND IN QUÉBEC, ARE TAKING ADDITIONAL ACTION TO ENFORCE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND TO PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS THESE TOUGH ACTIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY THIS IS TRUE LEADERSHIP, AND I SUPPORT THESE LEADERS [End of Translation] TODAY WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM CANADA’S CHIEF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER AND HER DEPUTY, DR. TAM AND DR. NJOO WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR MINISTER OF HEALTH, PATTY HAJDU BY VIDEOLINK WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND DISABILITY INCLUSION, CARLA QUALTROUGH [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] AND WE’LL HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE TREASURY BOARD, MR. DUCLOS >> RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 9,017 CASES, INCLUDING 105 DEATHS SO IN ADDITION, AT ANY POINT IN TIME, AS I’VE ALWAYS SAID THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION, SOME ARE WAITING FOR THEIR LAB RESULTS AND SOME HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT CASES IN THE COMMUNITY, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THERE ARE NO CASES AND NO EXPOSURES POTENTIALLY THERE ACT AS THOUGH THERE IS ILLNESS AROUND YOU AND ACT ACCORDINGLY SO WE’VE NOW COMPLETED TESTS FOR OVER 250,000 PEOPLE IN CANADA WITH AROUND 3.7% OF PEOPLE CONFIRMED AS POSITIVE AND 95% CONFIRMED AS NEGATIVE I WOULD LIKE TO POINT TO OUR WEBSITE THAT HAS A LOT OF EP DEEM LODGIC DATA I WILL CLARIFY THERE IS SOMETHING KNOWN AS AN EPIDEMIC CURVE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE EVERY DAY YOU’RE HEARING THE CUMULATIVE NUMBERS BEING REPORTED 9,017 IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES WE’VE HAD EVER SINCE THE START OF THE OUTBREAK IN CANADA WHAT YOU DON’T SEE WITH THESE NUMBERS IS WHEN DID THESE PEOPLE GET SICK, WHAT DOES THE TRAJECTORY LOOK LIKE THAT’S WHAT AN EPIDEMIC CURVE IS AND THAT’S ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU GO THERE — AND AS I’VE SAID BEFORE WHAT YOU’RE GETTING REPORTED TODAY IS WHAT HAPPENED TO SOMEONE WHEN THEY GOT INFECTED AND SYMPTOMATIC AT LEAST TWO WEEKS AGO THE NUMBERS YOU’RE SEEING REPORTED IS WHAT HAPPENED TO SOMEONE TWO WEEKS AGO SO YOU WOULD SEE THAT THE CURVE ITSELF GOES UP AND DOWN THE TWO-WEEK DELAY IS WHEN PEOPLE GET SICK, THEY HAVE TO PRESENT, GET TESTED, GET THE TEST RESULTS IT TAKES TIME FOR PUBLIC HEALTH TO INVESTIGATE AN OUTBREAK, FIND THE CONTACT, TEST THE CONTACT IT’S QUITE AN INVOLVED PROCESS TO GET YOU THAT EPIDEMIC CURVE SO LOOK AT IT YOU CAN SEE WHAT ACTUALLY IS

HAPPENING, WHICH IS ALSO WHY WHEN SOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES WERE PUT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SEE THE IMPACT OF THE EPIDEMIC CURVE OF THOSE MEASURES FOR A LITTLE WHILE, BUT THIS WEEK IS A CRUCIAL TIME, PARTICULARLY IN THE WEST WHEN THE EPIDEMIC STARTED EARLIER, TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THAT OUTBREAK I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT, BUT OBVIOUSLY SOME OF THESE TECHNICAL PIECES DR. NJOO AND I COULD UNPACK FOR YOU AT ANY TIME YOU WISH TO ASK US QUESTIONS SO ESSENTIALLY WITH — JUST TO ADD, THOUGH, THE EPIDEMIC CURVE, WE WILL NOT KNOW WHERE THE PEAK OF AN OUTBREAK IS UNTIL YOU’VE ACTUALLY PASSED THAT PEAK THAT IS ANOTHER CONCEPT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THIS WILL KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU GET TO THE OTHER SIDE YOU DON’T KNOW THAT YOU’VE HIT THAT PEAK IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF LAG TIME SO RIGHT NOW WITH THE NUMBER OF CASES AND OUTBREAKS THAT WE ARE SEEING, THEY ARE STILL CONNECTED TO A NUMBER OF HIGH-RISK PEOPLE IN CANADA, PARTICULARLY LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES SO THERE IS STILL AN URGENT NEED TO MAKE SURE AND DOUBLE DOWN ON PRECAUTIONS FOR OTHER HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS, IT IS LIKEWISE IMPORTANT TO TAKE EVERY CAUTION, WHICH MIGHT MEAN STAYING HOME AND GETTING SUPPORT FROM OTHERS SO WHILE MANY CASES OCCUR AND ADULTS AND YOUNGER ADULTS, IT IS REALLY PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 60 WHO ACCOUNT FOR 60% OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND 93% OF THE DEATHS SO AGAIN, THE HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS NEED TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION WITH SO MANY CANADIANS PRACTISING STRICT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, I’M HEARTENED TO HEAR THE MANY STORIES ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE STAYING CONNECTED VIRTUALLY ACROSS ALL AGES PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN PUT A STRAIN ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH WITH FEELINGS OF ISOLATION AND LONLINESS IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WE ARE ALL JOINED AS CANADIANS IN A VITAL SCLECKETIVE EFFORT TO PRESERVE HEALTH AND SAVE LIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PLEASE REACH OUT AND CONNECT AND SUPPORT OTHERS WHO MAY BE HAVING A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TIME WE ALL NEED TO KEEP UP PHYSICAL DISTANCING WHILE MAINTAINING STRONG SOCIAL CONNECTIONS WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT EPIDEMIC CURVE IS UP TO EVERYBODY SINGLE ONE OF US THANK YOU >> OKAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DR. TAM DR. NJOO >> [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] HELLO, EVERYONE THERE ARE CURRENTLY 9,017 CASES OF COVID-19, INCLUDING 105 DEATHS IN ADDITION, AT ANY POINT IN TIME THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION, WAITING LABORATORY RESULTS, OR WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED SO EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT HEARING OF CASES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THERE ARE NO CASES OR THERE ARE NO EXPOSURES WAITING TO HAPPEN WE HAVE NOW COMPLETED TESTS FOR OVER 250,000 PEOPLE IN CANADA, WITH ABOUT 3.7% CONFIRMED AS POSITIVE AND ABOUT 95% CONFIRMED AS NEGATIVE DR. TAM GAVE US A LOT OF DETAIL AND I’LL TRY TO SUMMARIZE IN FRENCH THERE’S A LOT OF DATA ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE WELCOME YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE ONE IMPORTANT CONCEPT IS THAT OF THE EPIDEMIC CURVE WE GIVE YOU CUMULATIVE DATA EVERY DAY, BUT THAT DOESN’T TRULY PAINT A PICTURE OF TODAY’S SITUATION ON OUR SITE THERE ARE GRAPHS THAT SHOW HOW MANY CASES ARE REPORTED EVERY DAY BY ONSET OF SYMPTOMS THAT TYPE OF DATA ALLOWS US TO SEE THE PEAK AND SEE TRENDS WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER WE’VE YET HIT THE PEAK OF THE EPIDEMIC CURVE IT IS SO ESSENTIAL THAT EVERYONE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING — PHYSICAL DISTANCING, RATHER THEN WE’LL SEE WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A BIT OF A LAG BECAUSE THE DATA WE GET EACH DAY REFLECTS THE EXPOSURES THAT OCCURRED TWO OR EVEN THREE WEEKS AGO

WHEN PEOPLE CONTRACT THE VIRUS, THEY THEN TAKE SOME TIME TO FALL ILL AND THEN CONSULT THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT THEN THEY GET TESTED, THE LABORATORY GETS THE RESULTS, THEN WE TRACE THE CONTACT AND TEST THE CONTACTS ALL THAT TAKES TIME AND IS REFLECTED IN THE EPIDEMIC CURVE WITH HIGHER NUMBERS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO DOUBLE DOWN ON PRECAUTIONS FOR OTHER HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LIVING IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS, IT IS LIKEWISE IMPORTANT TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION, WHICH MEANS STAYING HOME AND GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT FROM OTHERS SO MANY CANADIANS ARE PRACTISING STRICT PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND IT WARMS MY HEART TO HEAR THE MANY STORIES OF PEOPLE STAYING CONNECTED VIRTUALLY NO MATTER HOW OLD WE ARE, PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN REALLY PUT A STRAIN ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH IT CAN MAKE US FEEL ISOLATED AND LONELY IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WHILE WE ARE KEEPING PHYSICALLY APART, WE ARE ALL JOINED AS CANADIANS IN THIS CRUCIAL, COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO PRESERVE HEALTH AND SAVE LIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PLEASE, STAY IN TOUCH WITH OTHERS AND KEEP FINDING WAYS TO CONNECT AND TO SUPPORT OTHERS WHO MAY BE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME WE ALL NEED TO KEEP UP PHYSICAL DISTANCING WHILE MAINTAINING STRONG SOCIAL CONNECTIONS THANK YOU >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DR. NJOO [End of Translation] NOW WE WILL HEAR FROM MINISTER PATTY HAJDU >> [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] I WOULD LIKE TO START BY THANKING ALL THOSE WHO ARE DOING THEIR PART I KNOW THIS IS DIFFICULT, BUT WE CAN’T STOP NOW YOU ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST THIS VIRUS OUR GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION [End of Translation] NEW MOBILE APP TO HELP CANADIANS STAY INFORMED THE CANADA COVID-19 APP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT THE Canada.caWEBSITE THIS APP PROVIDES UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING ADVICE FOR PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION, AND GUIDANCE FOR SEEKING MEDICAL HELP IT INCLUDES A WAY FOR CANADIANS TO CHECK THEIR SYMPTOMS USING THE APP THIS APP IS ONE MORE WAY THAT WE CAN GIVE CANADIANS INFORMATION THEY ARE SEEKING DURING THE OUTBREAK WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO CANADIANS IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE SO WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO FLATTEN THE CURVE I WILL ALSO MENTION A DIGITAL TOOLKIT THAT CAN HELP WITH THE STRESS THAT MANY OF US ARE FEELING IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME I ALSO WANT TO REITERATE THE MESSAGE DR. TAM HAS BEEN SHARING WITH CANADIANS THE NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED DAILY DOES NOT PAINT A FULL PICTURE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT MANY PEOPLE IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE WAITING ON LAB RESULTS OR THEY HAVEN’T BEEN TESTED SO IF YOU ARE NOT HEARING ABOUT CASES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY DON’T EXIST FOR THAT REASON, PEOPLE MUST STAY THE COURSE AND PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE OR NO MATTER HOW MANY CASES THERE ARE OR AREN’T IN YOUR COMMUNITY I KNOW THIS IS VERY HARD, BUT I’M CONFIDENT THAT IF WE CONTINUE TO WORK FOR THE COMMON GOOD, WE CAN AND WILL WEATHER THIS STORM THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS ALSO TO REMAIN KIND TO ONE ANOTHER THIS TIME IS DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE THIS IS THE TIME TO REACH OUT SAFELY CALL YOUR LOVED ONES WRITE A LETTER TO A FRIEND VOLUNTEER SAFELY TO HELP THOSE NEEDING SUPPORT OUR GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO WORK HARD TO HAVE YOUR BACK, BUT YOU, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY IN HOW SOMEONE IS FEELING WE MUST MEET OUR FEAR WITH COURAGE IT WILL TAKE COURAGE TO ACT WITH COMPASSION BUT IT IS BY MEETING FEAR WITH COURAGE AND COMPASSION THAT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER AND COME OUT STRONGER ON THE OTHER SIDE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PATTY NOW WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND DISABILITY INCLUSION, CARLA QUALTROUGH SHE IS JOINING US BY VIDEOLINK CARLA, PLEASE >> HELLO, BONJOUR I’M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO JOIN YOU AND MY CABINET COLLEAGUES TODAY VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE TO

GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT THAT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THE PAST TWO WEEKS THERE HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED WAVE OF E.I. REQUESTS 1.3 MILLION E.I. REQUESTS HAVE BEEN FILED TO PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE, IN 2018, 2019, 2.1 MILLION CANADIANS RECEIVED E.I. THE WHOLE YEAR [End of Translation] PEOPLE FROM RETIREMENT AND REDESIGNED OUR SYSTEM AS I SAID LAST WEEK, THE REALITY IS THAT OUR E.I. SYSTEM WASN’T DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND ITS SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC IMPACTS IT DOESN’T COVER ALL TYPES OF WORKERS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH IRREGULAR HOURS AND LOWER PAY, OFTEN FILLED BY CANADA’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION, INCLUDING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, YOUTH, AND NEW CANADIANS SINCE THE BEGINNING, WE’VE BEEN EQUIVOCAL IN OUR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING ALL WORKERS FACING HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT’S WHY WE ANNOUNCED THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT AS WE’VE DEVELOPED OUR PLANS, OUR PRIORITY HAS BEEN TO ENSURE THAT CANADIANS CAN ACCESS THIS BENEFIT IN THE SIMPLEST AND FASTEST WAY POSSIBLE TODAY WE’RE PLEASED TO LET CANADIANS KNOW THAT MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CERB IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT CANADA.CA/CORONAVIRUS THE CERB IS BEING JOINTLY ADMINISTERED BY SERVICE CANADA AND THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WHICH WILL LEVERAGE THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S TWO LARGEST PAYMENT SYSTEMS ALLOWING FOR A MORE TIMELY DELIVERY OF THIS BENEFIT DIRECT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE IN THREE TO FIVE DAYS OF APPLYING, WITH CHEQUES TAKING APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THE WEB PAGE WILL BE UPDATED OFTEN AND WILL BE AN IMPORTANT PLACE TO GET UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND FOR CANADIANS WHO DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET OR A COMPUTER, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THROUGH SERVICE CANADA BY PHONE ALL THOSE WHO WILL BE ELIGIBLE SHOULD OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON SERVICE CANADA OR WITH THE C.R.A. BEFORE MONDAY [End of Translation] DIRECT DEPOSIT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE BENEFITS FASTER FOR CANADIANS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR E.I., THERE IS NO NEED TO REAPPLY THESE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN THE CERB AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE RECEIVED OVER 1 MILLION APPLICATIONS WITH MORE COMING IN EACH DAY WE HAVE PROCESSED MORE THAN 430,000 OF THOSE CLAIMS IN THE SPACE OF A FEW WEEKS, SERVICE CANADA HAS DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED A STREAMLINED PROCESS THAT, STARTING TODAY, WILL BE ABLE AUTOMATICALLY TO PROCESS APPROXIMATELILY 400,000 APPLICATIONS PER DAY THIS MEANS THAT THE BACKLOG OF COVID-19-RELATED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED IN THE NEXT WEEK THIS ALSO MEANS THAT SOME CANADIANS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED THROUGH E.I. WILL BEGIN RECEIVING THEIR CERB PAYMENT OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THE PUBLIC SERVICE IS WORKING HARD TO SUPPORT CANADIANS AND GIVE THEM THE HELP THEY NEED IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND PUBLIC SERVANTS FOR THEIR HARD WORK [End of Translation] TO SUPPORT CANADIAN WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES MERCI THANK YOU >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CARLA, AND I AM RELIEVED THE TECHNOLOGY ACTUALLY WORKED [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] NOW LET’S HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE TREASURY BOARD, JEAN-YVES DUCLOS >> THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING THIS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS AN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CRISIS AND A HEALTH CRISIS THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS, SO OUR GOVERNMENT HAD TAKEN MAJOR ACTION TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EACH CANADIAN IN ADDITION TO THE MEASURES THAT YOU’RE ALREADY AWARE OF THAT WE’VE TAKEN, WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT ALL WORKERS IMPACTED BY THIS CRISIS CAN QUICKLY RECEIVE THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED TO GET THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES SO WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE NEW CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS MONEY AVAILABLE QUICKLY SO THAT CANADIANS CAN ACCESS IT QUICKLY AND IN A VERY SIMPLE, EASY WAY WE WANT IT TO BE SIMPLE AND

CLEAR WE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND [End of Translation] WE WANT TO GET MONEY INTO THE HANDS OF CANADIANS RIGHT AWAY IF THEY ARE NOT WORKING BECAUSE THEY ARE SICK, HAVE BEEN LAID OFF, HAVE LOST THEIR INCOME, OR ARE LOOKING AFTER THEIR CHILDREN [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THANKS TO THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT SALARY WORKERS AND FREELANCERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE WILL RECEIVE $2,000 EVERY FOUR WEEKS FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT HAS BEEN SET UP VERY QUICKLY THIS IS A REALLY UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TWO GOVERNMENT GROUPS, THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO DELIVER THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT TOGETHER [End of Translation] CANADIANS WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS A SERVICE OPTION THAT BEST FITS THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES Canada.ca/coronavirus-cerb IT IS THE SAME PAGE FOR EVERYONE DEMANDS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING ON APRIL 6 THE WEBSITE IS Canada.ca/coronavirus-cerb IT IS READY AS OF TODAY SO YOU CAN BEGIN TO APPLY FOR THE CERB YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY AS OF APRIL 6, BUT THE WEBSITE IS READY ALREADY WE ANTICIPATE A HUGE AMOUNT OF ACCOUNTS, SO WE ASK CANADIANS TO APPLY BASED ON THEIR BIRTH DATES IF YOU ARE BORN IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH, REPLY ON APRIL 6 IF YOU WERE BORN IN APRIL, MAY, OR JUNE, REPLY ON APRIL 7 REPLY ON APRIL 8 IF YOU WERE BORN IN JULY, AUGUST, OR SEPTEMBER AND ON APRIL 9 IF YOU WERE BORN IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, OR DECEMBER AND THIS PROCESS WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR BENEFIT OR HOW MUCH YOU RECEIVE THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY IS WORKING TIRELESSLY ON THIS BENEFIT AND THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WILL DELIVER THIS BENEFIT USING SOLID SYSTEMS AND COUNTYING ON THEIR DEDICATED STAFF, WHICH IS ALREADY THE CASE FOR THE 6 MILLION CANADIANS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE CANADA CHILD BENEFIT OUR GOVERNMENT WILL SUPPORT CANADIANS AND BUSINESSES WE PLEDGE TO WE NEED TO GET THE RIGHT INFORMATION OUT SO IN CONCLUSION, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK JOURNALISTS AND THANK THE MEDIA FOR THEIR GREAT WORK IN SPREADING IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND INFORMATION TO CANADIANS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US HAS HAD TO MAKE SACRIFICES, BUT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS CRISIS TOGETHER LET’S CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER THANK YOU >> THANK YOU WE ARE NOW READY TO TAKE QUESTIONS [End of Translation] >> WE’LL TAKE THREE QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE AND COME BACK TO THE ROOM OPERATOR >> THANK YOU IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE PRESS STAR 1 ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEY BAD THE FIRST QUESTION IS FROM ALEX BOEING FROM THE “TORONTO STAR.” ” >> Question: THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY QUESTION THIS MIGHT BE FOR MINISTER HAJDU AND DR. TAM THIS MORNING THE PRIME MINISTER WAS TALKING ABOUT A RANGE OF SCENARIOS GOING FORWARD WITH THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS, I ASSUME NUMBER OF FATALITIES, LENGTH OF TIME WE COULD BE EXISTING UNDER THE SOCIAL ISOLATION AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEASURES I’M WONDERING IF YOU CAN GIVE A SENSE OF THAT RANGE WHAT IS THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO IN ACTUAL NUMBERS OF INFECTIONS AND FATALITIES AND LENGTH OF TIME AND WHAT IS THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO IN THOSE THREE THINGS >> I’LL START, ALEX THANKS FOR THE QUESTION AND THEN I’LL TURN OVER TO DR. CONTAMINATE FOR SOME SPECIFICS THAT’S THE WORK WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, THE MODELLING WORK, IN TERMS OF WHAT WE CAN ANTICIPATE GIVEN VARIOUS MEASURES TAKEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY VARIOUS PROVINCES AND LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES, AS WELL AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS IT’S NOT AS EASY OF AN ANSWER AS I THINK IT WOULD SEEM, IN THAT DIFFERENT RANGES CAN BE ANTICIPATED IN DIFFERENT WAYS, DEPENDING ON THE MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THOSE MEASURES, WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN, ET CETERA

SO ALL THAT TO SAY THAT THAT IS TOP OF MIND FOR US IN TERMS OF WHAT WE’RE DOING AT HEALTH BECAUSE, NOT ONLY DOES IT GIVE US A WAY TO MORE ACCURATELY PREDICT WHAT KIND OF SURGE WE MIGHT SEE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, ESSENTIALLY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF HOW WE USE OUR PHYSICAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES, BUT ALSO WHAT KINDS OF PATTERNS OF DISEASE WE MIGHT BE ANTICIPATING GIVEN THE DIFFERENT MEASURES AND I GUESS THE THIRD IMPORTANT PART, HOW MIGHT ALLEVIATING SOME OF THESE MEASURES IMPACT OUR ABILITY TO CONTROL THAT CURVE OR REDUCE THE SEVERITY OF FUTURE SURGES OR FUTURE WAVES SO AS MUCH AS I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A SIMPLE ANSWER, THERE ISN’T ONE, BUT A LOT OF WORK IS BEING DONE ON THAT I DON’T KNOW IF DR. TAM HAS MORE THAT YOU WANT TO ADD >> Answer: I THINK THAT’S A GOOD EXPLANATION REALLY, TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS, WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT PLANNING DIFFERENT SCENARIOS ALL OF US RECOGNIZE THAT RIGHT NOW HOW YOU INFLUENCE THE TRAJECTORY OF THIS PANDEMIC ABSOLUTELY IS DEPENDANT ON EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW SO IT’S TO ACT RAPIDLY EVEN WHEN WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION, WE MUST ACT AS WE ARE DOING NOW IN SOME RESPECTS, AS WE STRENGTHEN OUR PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES OVER THE LAST WEEKS, IT ALSO TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF TIME FOR CANADIANS TRULY TO PICK UP THIS MESSAGE ABOUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING SO A LOT OF THESE MEASURES WERE TAKEN JUST AHEAD OF THIS SO WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE A MASSIVE EFFORT — BECAUSE THE LENGTH OF TIME YOU COULD BE INTO THIS EPIDEMIC WAVE IS ALL DEPENDANT ON WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW SCENARIO PLANNING IS SIMPLE ON A PIECE OF PAPER BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THE RATES, MILD, MODERATE, SEVERE, AND GIVE YOU A NUMBER IT’S NOT THAT HELPFUL FOR US RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT EXERCISE, BUT WE REALLY WANT TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION OF GETTING THIS FIRST WAVE UNDER CONTROL JUST TO ADD THAT ANY PLANNING SCENARIO HAS US POTENTIALLY OVERWHELMING OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AS I’VE SAID PART OF THE EXERCISE SO YOU FREE UP SOME OF THE HOSPITAL RESOURCES IN I.C.U.s, PURCHASING EXTRA VENTILATORS BUT THE REAL MESSAGE TO CANADIANS IS THAT ON A WHOLE RANGE OF SCENARIOS, THIS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ISN’T WELL DESIGNED TO COPE WITH IT IF WE DON’T DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH NUMBER YOU PLUG IN, BUT THAT IS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IT IS A SERIOUS SITUATION YOU’VE SEEN HOW THIS PLAYS OUT IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES NONE OF THOSE SCENARIOS ARE A GOOD ONE YOU’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW >> THANK YOU, DOCTOR ALEX, A FOLLOW-UP? >> Question: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING YOU’RE SAYING IN THE RANGE OF SCENARIOS NONE OF THEM ARE GOOD, IN THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT A SURGE THAT COULD TEST THE CAPACITY OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS NO MATTER WHAT? >> Answer: ABSOLUTELY THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE EVERYONE IS TRYING REALLY HARD AS I SAY TO MOVE THE RESOURCES SO YOU CAN COPE WITH A — IT MIGHT BE AN UPCOMING SURGE OF PATIENTS, PEOPLE HAVE LOOKED AT ALTERNATE SITES, ABSOLUTELY TRYING TO EXPAND THE CURRENT SYSTEM, THE HEALTH WORKFORCE IN ORDER TO COPE WITH THIS SO I DO BELIEVE THE HEALTH CAPACITY — COMPARED TO WHAT YOUR REGULAR DAY MIGHT BE BEFORE THIS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN FREED UP QUITE A BIT STILL, EVEN IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE LOWER ATTACK RATES, IT IS NOT SOMETHING WE WANT TO SEE PUBLIC HEALTH HAS TO TRY TO SUPPRESS THE CURVE, WHILE THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS TRYING TO INCREASE ITS CAPACITY I INK IF WE CAN SUPPRESS THIS INITIAL CURVE — THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW IS COPING WHEN WE LOOK AT THE FATALITY RATE AT THE MOMENT, WE KNOW THAT IS AN UNSTABLE NUMBER BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL IN A VERY CRITICAL CONDITION THE PERCENTAGE OF FATALITY IS HOVERING AROUND THAT 1% IN SOME AREAS WHERE YOU HIT A PARTICULAR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES GET A HIGHER FATALITY RATE

BUT THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS ACTUALLY COPING QUITE WELL AT THE MOMENT ANY OF THOSE BIGGER PROJECTIONS WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WORST-CASE SCENARIOS, THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COPE IS ABOUT NOW DOING REALLY FAST, BUT IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY IN THE END — SOME VERY DIFFICULT DECISIONS MAY HAVE TO BE MADE ABOUT THE PRIORITIZATION OF EXISTING RESOURCES THAT’S SOME OF THE REALLY CRITICAL WORK THAT’S BEING DONE IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM RIGHT NOW >> ALEX, I WILL END BY SAYING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS WERE NEVER DESIGNED FOR THIS KIND OF SURGE THAT IS THE CHALLENGE I THINK IF CANADIANS CAN TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM WHAT DR. TAM HAS SAID, SHE’S SAID THIS OVER AND OVER, IS THAT OUR INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS IS THE STRONGEST TOOL WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THIS IS A SNEAKY VIRUS WE OFTEN — WE MAY FEEL VERY MILDLY ILL SOME PEOPLE DON’T FEEL ILL AT ALL THAT IS WHY THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS SO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE AN ASSUMPTION THAT YOU’RE WELL AND, THEREFORE, ARE NOT POSING A RISK TO SOMEBODY AT THE GROCERY STORE OR POSING A RISK TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS WHILE YOU’RE HAVING A DRINK ON THE PATIO AS THINGS WARM UP IS THE WRONG ASSUMPTION TO MAKE WE HAVE TO ACT AS IF WE ALL HAVE THIS VIRUS IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T GO FOR A WALK, BUT YOU NEED TO KEEP THE 6′ BETWEEN YOU AND THOSE AROUND THIS IS A HARD MESSAGE FOR MANY, MANY CANADIANS I KNOW THAT AND I KNOW THERE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES OUT THERE THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT ULTIMATELY AT THE END OF THE DAY OUR NEIGHBOURS’ LIFE DEPENDS ON US TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY BECAUSE ULTIMATELY AT THE END OF THE DAY OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM CANNOT COPE WITH THE SURGE IT WAS NEVER DESIGNED TO SEE THAT MANY CRITICAL PATIENTS ALL AT ONCE OR WAS ANY SYSTEM AS WE SEE FROM COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD TRYING TO PREPARE FOR THIS SURGE CANADIANS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN TRYING TO KEEP THEIR NEIGHBOUR OR LOVED ONE ALIVE >> THANK YOU, MINISTER >> THANK YOU THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM ELLEN BOUZETI >> Question: [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] I HAVE A QUESTION FOR MINISTER DUCLOS COULD YOU GIVE US SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 75% WAGE SUBSIDY AND THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT OF $500 PER WEEK IF YOU HAVE A SALARY OF $35,000, $675 A WEEK, THEN THE WAGE SUBSIDY IS MORE ADVANTAGEOUS THE GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE SAYING IN BOTH CASES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE IS MAINTAINED AND IN BOTH CASES CANADIANS WON’T HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO RECEIVE THE BENEFITS SO WHY WOULD CANADIANS REQUEST THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT WHEN THEY COULD PREFER THE WAGE SUBSIDY? >> Answer: THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION WE ABSOLUTELY WANT CANADIANS’ NEEDS MET THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT IN THE SHORT TERM, ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS A GRADUAL RETURN OF EMPLOYEES TO WORK IN CANADA IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE WANT TO GET THE ECONOMY ROLLING STRONGLY AGAIN SO WE WANT TO MAINTAIN THESE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE TWO GOALS OUR FIRST GOAL IS MET BY THE CANADIAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT AND THE WAGE SUBSIDIES THAT WE HAVE ANNOUNCED AND THAT WE ARE GIVING YOU MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TODAY WHETHER BUSINESSES CAN PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES’ SALARIES OR NOT IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS, THERE WILL BE $2,000 A MONTH AVAILABLE FOR ALL WORKERS NEXT, IN MANY CASES WE EXPECT THAT BUSINESSES WILL CONTINUE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES’ SALARIES ABOVE AND BEYOND THE $2,000 OF CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT AND THAT’S WHERE THE GOVERNMENT’S 75% WAGE SUBSIDY COMES INTO PLAY MINISTER MORNEAU, MINISTER NG, AND OTHER MINISTERS HAVE GIVEN US MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE WAGE SUBSIDY WOULD TAKE EFFECT [End of Translation] >> Question: MY QUESTION IS FOR MINISTER HAJDU IT’S REGARDING THE STOCKPILE WE HEAR THAT QUÉBEC IS ALMOST FACING A SHORTAGE OF MASKS I JUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY IN THE STOCKPILES CAN BE SENT RIGHT AWAY TO QUÉBEC AND

HOW MUCH — WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL STOCKPILE DOES THAT REPRESENT AND WHEN WILL THAT BE SENT? >> Answer: THANK YOU I DON’T HAVE THE NUMBERS FOR YOU IN TERMS OF PERCENTAGES AND TOTAL NUMBERS IN THE STOCKPILE, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE IS A DEPUTY MINISTER TABLE WORKING RIGHT NOW ON AN ALLOCATION THAT IS BASED ON ACTUAL NEED WE KNOW THAT ALL HOSPITALS ARE IN NEED OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES ARE WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP AN ALLOCATION PROCESS THAT REALLY GETS AT MAKING SURE THOSE PRODUCTS ARE GOING TO THE AREAS IN THE COUNTRY THAT ARE EXPERIENCING THE SURGES RIGHT NOW SO WE CAN DO THIS IN AN EQUITABLE AND FAIR WAY THAT MAKES SURE THAT CANADIANS AND THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS THAT ARE SERVING CANADIANS HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET IN A WAY THAT’S GOING TO MAKE SENSE THIS IS DIFFICULT WORK, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE EVERY PROVINCE AND TERRITORY IS LOOKING TO BUILD UP THEIR OWN STOCKPILE FOR WHAT WILL COME IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS TO COME I HAVE CONFIDENCE WITH THE OFFICIALS WHO ARE WORKING FOR A FAIR SOLUTION >> [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] I’D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING MINISTER ANAND MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY SHE ANNOUNCED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEGUN TO PURCHASE 60,000 MASKS TODAY WE ORDERED 5,000 MORE MASKS AS MINISTER HAJDU SAID, MINISTER HAJDU IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH HER COUNTERPARTS IN ALL OF THE PROVINCES WE UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION IN QUÉBEC IS PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT LAST NIGHT I SPOKE TO MINISTER SONIA LABELLE AND WE SPOKE ABOUT THE SITUATION [End of Translation] >> THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM MIA RABSON FROM “THE CANADIAN PRESS.” PLEASE GO AHEAD >> Question: MY QUESTION IS ALSO ABOUT THE STOCKPILE I KNOW WE’VE BEEN ASKING THIS QUESTION A LOT AND I JUST DON’T THINK WE HAVE AN ACTUAL ANSWER HOW BIG IS THE STOCKPILE? AND IF WE HAVE A STOCKPILE, WHY ARE WE HEARING FROM DOCTORS AND NURSES ON THE FRONTLINES THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH DID WE NOT HAVE ENOUGH IN THE STOCKPILE? HAVE WE NOT STARTED DISTRIBUTING ANYTHING FROM IT? >> Answer: AGAIN, NUMBER OF THE EXACT NUMBERS BECAUSE THE NUMBERS CHANGE, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, DAY-TO-DAY AS WE DISPENSE EQUIPMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO YOUR QUESTION AS TO WHETHER WE HAVE ENOUGH, NO, WE LIKELY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH I WOULD SAY OBVIOUSLY GOVERNMENTS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS US IT IS AN EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE SPACE FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WE ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS, AS YOU HAVE HEARD FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, FROM THE MINISTER OF PROCUREMENT, THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER WE ARE WORKING I WOULD SAY 24 HOURS AROUND-THE-CLOCK TRYING TO PROCURE EQUIPMENT IN A GLOBAL SITUATION WHERE EQUIPMENT IS EXTREMELY TIGHT I HAVE HEARD THOSE STORIES MYSELF I KNOW PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES ARE DEVELOPING DIFFERENT RULES FOR THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WE WILL NOT STOP THIS WORK TO GET THE P.P.E. THAT WE NEED AND I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL GOVERNMENTS TO CONSIDER REINVESTING IN PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS I LOOK FORWARD TO THOSE CONVERSATIONS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW IS SUCH THAT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS THE MONEY, WILL, AND WORKFORCE AND EVERYONE’S FOCUS IS FIRMLY ON GETTING P.P.E WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR CANADA’S SHARES IN THAT AVAILABLE STOCK AS IT COMES ONLINE SECONDLY, I’LL SAY THAT THE WORK ON DOMESTIC PRODUCTION IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT I FEEL VERY, I WOULD SAY — I FEEL VERY WARMED BY THE EFFORT OF CANADIAN COMPANIES THAT HAVE REACHED OUT TO ME PERSONALLY, I KNOW REACHED OUT TO MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, MANY OTHER MINISTERS ABOUT THEIR EFFORTS TO RETOOL THE REASON WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO FIND THAT WORD IS THERE IS A FEELING OF WARMTH WHEN I THINK OF CANADIAN COMPANIES PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO TURNING THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AROUND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO CREATE THE THINGS THAT CANADIAN FRONTLINE WORKERS NEED WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM THE WORK SO THAT WE CAN ACCELERATE REGULATORY PROCESSES TO GET THESE PRODUCTS CREATED, TO MAKE SURE THEY MEET THE SPECIFICATIONS THAT HEALTHCARE WORKERS NEED AND FRONTLINE WORKERS NEED THIS IS WORK THAT IS HAPPENING LITERALLY AROUND-THE-CLOCK I’M INCREDIBLY PROUD OF MY

COLLEAGUES WHO ARE WORKING SO HARD ON THIS THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION >> THANK YOU, MINISTER WE’LL TURN TO THE ROOM NOW STARTING WITH JULIE FROM CBC >> Question: I’M JUST WONDERING, IT COULD BE FOR MS. FREELAND OR MS. QUALTROUGH COULD YOU EXPLAIN TO CANADIANS IN A REALLY SIMPLE WAY — THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WAS HERE LAST WEEK TO PASS A BENEFITS PACKAGE WHY DO YOU HAVE TO COME BACK? IS THERE A PROBLEM? WHAT HAS TO BE FIXED? IS IT GOING TO DELAY PEOPLE GETTING THE MONEY THEY URGENTLY NEED? >> Answer: WHY DON’T I BEGIN THERE BECAUSE THE PRIME MINISTER, AS HE SAID TODAY, HAS ASKED ME AND THE HOUSE LEADER AND JEAN-YVES TO WORK WITH THE OPPOSITION ABOUT A RETURN OF THE HOUSE THIS IS REALLY BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND AND VALUE AND RESPECT THE ROLE OF THE OPPOSITION IN OUR PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PARLIAMENT TO PLAY ITS ROLE, TO HAVE ITS VOICE WE HAVE SEEN THAT AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING OUR WORK TO GET THE SUPPORT TO CANADIANS THAT THEY NEED OUR WORK ON PROCUREMENT, OUR WORK ON SUPPORTING CANADIANS AS THE ECONOMY IS FEELING THE IMPACTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS THE PRIME MINISTER HAS JUDGED — AND I 100% AGREE WITH HIM — THAT THE MAGNITUDE OF THE MEASURES THAT WE KNOW ARE NECESSARY MEANS THAT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BRING PARLIAMENT BACK TO WORK ON THEM I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY WE ARE VERY MUCH HOPING AND TRUSTING — AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THE OPPOSITION IN THE HOUSE WILL WORK WITH US IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH WE ARE WORKING ON THESE ISSUES, WHICH IS UNDERSTANDING THAT NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR PARTISANSHIP NOW IS A TIME FOR A TRUE TEAM CANADA EFFORT AS WE COLLECTIVELY RISE TO A CHALLENGE WHICH CAN ONLY BE COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL CHALLENGE WE FACED FUTURE SECOND WORLD WAR >> Question: YOU DIDN’T SAY WHY YOU’RE COMING BACK, WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED, WILL IT DELAY THE PAYMENTS? >> Answer: I THINK I DID I SAID THE PRIME MINISTER BELIEVES — AND I AGREE WITH HIM — THAT IT IS RIGHT AND PROPER FOR US TO BE CONSULTING WITH PARLIAMENT AND WORKING WITH PARLIAMENT, GIVEN THE MAGNITUDE OF OUR MEASURES YOU HAVE HEARD FROM CARLA AND FROM JEAN-YVES OUR PLAN TO URGENTLY GET THE MONEY OUT TO CANADIANS BECAUSE CANADIANS NEED THEM DESPERATELY >> Question: THIS QUESTION IS FOR DR. TAM IT’S A DOUBLE WHAMMY DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH METHODS TO TRACK? ALSO, WITH THIS SURGE COMING APPARENTLY, HOW ARE DOCTORS GOING TO DECIDE WHO GETS A VENTILATOR? ARE THERE GUIDELINES AND WHAT ARE THEY? [ Indiscernible ] — DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH AND WHAT ABOUT THE VENTILATORS, DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH? >> Answer: CONTRACT TRACING, GOT IT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO GET THIS FIRST WAVE UNDER CONTROL IS NOT JUST CASE INFECTION, BUT CONTACT TRACING THAT IS A MASSIVE TOPIC AMONG THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS I HAVE BEEN HAVING THESE DISCUSSIONS INTENSELY TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE’S ENOUGH CAPACITY, PUBLIC HEALTH CAPACITY, TO DO THE CONTACT TRACING THE MAJORITY OF JURISDICTIONS ACTUALLY HAVE — BUT A FEW HAVE SAID IF THE CASES GO UP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE’RE GOING TO NEED HELP WHAT WE’VE DONE IS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WE’LL BE PROVIDING THAT KIND OF SUPPORT AS NEEDED, BY RECRUITING STUDENTS AND OTHER HUMAN RESOURCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT SUPPORT TO THE PROVINCES MANY OF THEM HAVE DONE A LOT OF THIS PREPARATION ALREADY THEY’VE RECRUITED MEDICAL STUDENTS, RECRUITED OTHER RETIRED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ALBERTA HAS A GOOD TRAINING MODULE ALREADY DONE TO GET PEOPLE TRAINED ON CONTACT TRACING MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME UP TO SAY THAT THEY CAN HELP WITH THAT THAT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT QUESTION IF ANYBODY NEEDS ANY HELP, WE’RE HERE TO PROVIDE THAT SURGE CAPACITY THAT’S ONE

[ PLEASE STAND BY ] >> THANK YOU, DOCTOR >> Doctor: SOME OF THOSE FACTORS AND UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, AND THERE IS A WHOLE HOST OF CONDITIONS >> A CLARIFICATION SA IS A FOLLOWUP BE MIND FULL MIKE, GLOBAL? >> THANK YOU >> Question: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE SAYS MASKS CAN REDUCE THE PANDEMIC ARE WE SUGGESTING TO THE PUBLIC IN CANADA WE DON’T GIVE THEM THESE MASKS, WE KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THEM IS THIS BECAUSE WE PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND THE SHORTAGES THERE, OR WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD IT BE THAT WE WOULDN’T WANT THE PUBLIC TO GO OUT AND HAVE THESE MASKS? >> SO I’LL START AND THEN I’LL TURN TO DR. TAM I THINK FIRST OF ALL THE PREMISE THAT THE SCIENCE IS CLEAR IS NOT ACCURATE, BUT I THINK THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY GROWING THOUGHTS AROUND THE USE OF MASKS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC WEARING CERTAINLY DR. TAM HAS BEEN KEEPING HER EYE ON THAT SCIENCE AND GIVING US ADVICE IN TERMS OF OUR OWN MESSAGING BUT, YES, IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THAT IF PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS OUTSIDE, AND IT CERTAINLY IS THEIR PREROGATIVE TO DO THAT, BY THE WAY, THAT WE’RE NOT TAKING AWAY MASKS THAT ARE SURGICAL OR SPECIALIZED THAT ARE EXTREMELY NECESSARY ON THE FRONT LINE, AND WE’RE NOT USING MASKS IN A WAY, ALSO, THAT ARE NOT APPROPRIATE SO, FOR EXAMPLE, MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, MOST GENERAL PUBLIC DOESN’T REALIZE THAT N95MASKS JUST PUT ON DON’T NECESSARILY PROVIDE A GREATER LEVEL OF PRO TOAKS — PROTECTION.THEY HAVE TO BE WHICH I’LL DESCRIBED AT THE END OF THE DAY DR. TAM HAS ALSO BEEN REALLY CLEAR WHEN WE PUT THESE MASKS ON AND OFF, WE CAN UNWITTINGLY INFECT OURSELVES OR WE COULD HAVE A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY THAT WE HAVE A MASK, AND THEREFORE BE TOUCHING OR FACE MORE AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS ALL THAT TO SAY, IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE AND IF PEOPLE FEEL THEY WANT TO MAKE A CLOTH MASK AND WEAR A CLOTH MASK, IT IS PERFECTLY IN THEIR PURVIEW BUT WE DO NEED TO PROTECT MEDICAL MASKS FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER FRONTLINE WORKERS WHO NEED THEM IN THE COURSE OF THEIR EVERYDAY DUTIES THAT’S THE MINISTER OF HEALTH’S PERSPECTIVE I’LL SEE IF DR. TAM HAS AN ADDITIONAL COMMENT >> Doctor: YES I THINK THE NUMBER ONE SORT OF CONCERN OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS TO GET THE SUPPLY OF MEDICAL MASKS, AND RESPIRATORS MUST BE RESERVED FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS, THOSE LOOKING AFTER PATIENTS THAT IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR MAKING SURE THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT AND WE ALSO KNOW WHAT ACTUALLY DOES WORK ALREADY, WHICH IS PHYSICAL DISTANCING THOSE DROPLETS FOR A CERTAIN DISTANCE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS FREQUENT HANDWASHING ABSOLUTELY WORKS NOT TOUCHING YOUR FACE ARE ABSOLUTELY PROVEN MEASURES AND EVERYONE SHOULD PRACTICE THOSE REGARDLESS OF WHAT ELSE YOU’RE ADDING TO THOSE LAYERS OF PROTECTION AND SO — AND THEN THE USE OF WHAT I CALL NON-MEDICAL MASKS OR OTHER MATERIALS I THINK I GOT ASKED THIS QUESTION MAYBE A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, BY ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE JUST GOING ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY ON THE ONE HAND, IT MAY REDUCE YOU FROM TOUCHING YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IF YOU COVERED UP THOSE PARTS, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL YOU’RE NOT PUTTING YOUR FINGER IN YOUR EYE, OR WHEN YOU’RE PULLING YOUR MASK ON AND OFF THAT YOU’RE TOUCHING YOUR FACE IN OTHER WAYS THAT IS ONE ASPECT OF IT IF YOU HAVE A FABRIC OR HOMEMADE MASK, IT IS A WAY OF COVERING YOUR COUGH WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID YOU SHOULD COVER YOUR COUGH SO THAT YOU’RE NOT THROWING YOUR DROPLETS AROUND TO

SOMEONE ELSE OR ON A SURFACE, FOR EXAMPLE SO IT IS A WAY OF PROTECTING OTHERS, IN A WAY SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE GO — IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE A TISSUE, YOU COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW A MASK ACTS AS THAT KIND OF A BARRIER, IF YOU WANT TO THINK OF IT THAT WAY THE AFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE OF NON-MEDICAL MASKS HASN’T BEEN WELL-DEMONSTRATED I THINK THERE MAY NOT BE ANY HARM IN WEARING IT, AS THE MINISTER SAYS, IF ONE USES IT PROPERLY, AND IT IS NOT GAPING, AND IT IS WELL-FITTED, AND YOU PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENIC MEASURES BEFORE, AND YOU HAVE TO WASH YOUR HANDS BUT I WOULD SAY, ABSOLUTELY, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO WITH THAT KIND OF A COVERING OF YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH, YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE WHAT WE KNOW WORKS, WHICH IS THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, HANDWASHING, AND NOT TOUCHING YOUR FACE SO I THINK I’VE ALWAYS SAID FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, WE NEED TO TAKE IN EVOLUTION AND INFORMATION AND SCIENCE, AND WE’VE BEEN DOING THAT, AND THESE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED AS A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH >> I THINK YOU MENTIONED THIS THE OTHER DAY, BUT JUST TO CLARIFY: WHEN WOULD SOMEONE IN THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGES, WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THAT THEY HAVE A MASK OR SOMETHING? >> Doctor: SO CERTAINLY IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF PERSONS WHO ACTUALLY HAVE THE ILLNESS, YOU HAVE COVID-19, AND YOU’VE BEEN ASKED TO SELF-ISOLATE BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, AND YOU NEED TO GET YOURSELF SOME PLACE TO THE ACTUAL CLINIC OR WHERE YOU’RE DIRECTED TO GO FOR ESSENTIAL APPOINTMENTS OR OTHER PLACES, THEN COVERING UP YOUR COUGH, COVERING YOUR MOUTH AND SOMETIMES YOU’RE SYMPTOMS MAY BE MILD AND YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE DEVELOPING IT OR NOT, AND UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES COVERING YOUR MOUTH DOES PREVENT YOUR DROPLETS FROM BEING TRANSMITTED TO OTHERS STILL, IT IS PEOPLE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC WHO MAY HAVE THE MILD, AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE MAY HAVE A VERY MILD ILLNESS OR MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THEY’RE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP THE ILLNESS SO PEOPLE IN THE INCUBATION PERIOD >> THANK YOU >> Question: IAN WEBB, CTV NEWS RENT WAS DUE FOR MANY CANADIANS, AND MANY CANADIANS PROBABLY COULDN’T MAKE THEIR RENT, AND WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PROVIDE $2,000 A MONTH, THAT CHEQUE IS NOT COMING FOR DAYS, STILL AND EVEN WHEN IT DOES COME, IN MANY CITIES, $2,000 A MONTH ISN’T ENOUGH FOR RENT AND WHILE IT MIGHT BE A PROVINCIAL/MUNICIPAL JURISDICTION, WHY HASN’T THE GOVERNMENT STEPPED IN AT THIS POINT, WHERE IT HAS HELPED HOMEOWNERS, BUT IT HAS NOT HELPED RENTERS? >> Chrystia Freeland: SO THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE VERY PREOCCUPIED BY AND FOCUSED ON, BOTH INSIDE OUR OWN GOVERNMENT AND IN OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PROVINCES, MANY OF WHICH HAVE TAKEN REAL ACTION ON THIS FRONT AND I DO WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT IN THIS CRISIS, WE ARE NEVER GOING TO QUIBBLE ABOUT WHAT IS A PROVINCIAL POSSIBILITY AND WHAT IS A RESPONSIBILITY WE BELIEVE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO ALL CANADIANS, AND THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO THE COUNTRY THIS IS A BIG CHALLENGE AND THE WAY WE HAVE STRUCTURED OUR WORK IS WITH THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS TO BEGIN LITERALLY WITH THE LIFE AND DEATH ISSUES AND THAT IS 100% THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND THAT IS OVERWHELMINGLY THE CENTRE OF OUR WORK NEXT HAS COME AN EFFORT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP CANADIANS WEATHER THIS ECONOMIC STORM AND TO ENSURE OUR SOCIETY, OUR ECONOMY ARE ABLE TO COME ROARING BACK WHEN THE CRISIS IS OVER AND WE STARTED IN EXACTLY THE RIGHT PLACE, WHICH IS DOING WHAT WE COULD AS

QUICKLY AS WE COULD TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL CANADIANS, AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT FROM CARLA AND JEAN IVES TODAY THE $2,000 A MONTH FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T WORK BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS OR WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED JUST LAST FRIDAY ANOTHER HUGE STEP, WHICH IS THE WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMME THIS IS THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC PROGRAMME THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA HAS EVER PUT INTO PLACE I WANT CANADIANS TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF IT AND THAT PROGRAMME IS FOCUSED ON KEEPING COMPANIES AFLOAT AND MAINTAINING THAT ESSENTIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IT IS SO IMPORTANT SO THAT WE CAN GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THIS IS OVER AND SO IMPORTANT PSYCHOLOGICAL FOR PEOPLE AND THAT WAS A HUGE, HUGE THING EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO NEXT THE THIRD THING, WHICH WE HAVE DONE ALREADY, IS PROVIDE HUGE LIQUIDITY SUPPORT TO BANKS AND TO THE BANKING SYSTEM ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AND I REALLY WANT — AND THAT HAS BEEN THE WORK OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND OF THE BANK OF CANADA, AND THAT IS IN PLACE HAVE WE DONE EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? ABSOLUTELY NOT ARE THERE OUTSTANDING ISSUES? 100% ARE WE FOCUSED ON THEM? ABSOLUTELY WHEN IT COMES TO THE SPECIFIC QUESTION OF RENT CHEQUES BEING DUE, IN ADDITION TO SOME CONCRETE MEASURES THAT WE HAVE SEEN TAKEN BY PROVINCES AND CITIES, WHICH I COMMEND, LET ME JUST ALSO SAY TO ALL OF THE LANDLORDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO, IN SOME PLACES EVICTIONS NOT BEING PERMITTED DURING THIS CRISIS, BUT WHETHER OR NOT THAT APPLIES TO YOU SPECIFICALLY, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND IT WOULD BE A HEARTLESS ACT, INDEED, TO EVICT SOMEONE RIGHT NOW GIVEN WHAT WE ARE ALL GOING THROUGH NOW, IT IS THE CASE THAT FOR SOME LANDLORDS, THEY NEED TO MAKE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS, AND THEY RELY ON RENT TO MAKE THOSE PAYMENTS AND, AGAIN THERE, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE BANKS AND HAVE TAKEN SOME CONCRETE STEPS TO GIVE PEOPLE SOME BREATHING ROOM >> Question: UM…QUEBEC TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY’RE GOING TO PUT IN CHECK POINTS AT INTERPROVINCIAL BORDERS, INCLUDING THE ONES THAT ARE NOT A FIVE MINUTES’ WALK HERE INTO GATINEAU TIME AND TIME AGAINST WE’VE BEEN TOLD WITH REGARD TO MEASURES, WHETHER THEY BE CLOSING THE U.S. BORDERS ARE CLOSING RESTAURANTS, OR WHATEVER WE’RE DOING, WHEN WE ASKED ABOUT THEM, IT’S, WE’RE NOT QUITE THERE YET LIKE GRETZKY SAYS, YOU GO TO WHERE THE PUCK IS GOING TO BE, AND NOT WHERE IT IS IS THIS THE TIME WITH QUEBEC CLOSING — NOT CLOSING BUT PUTTING IN CHECK POINTS, IS THIS THE TIME NOW FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO START LIMITING DOMESTIC TRAVEL? >> Chrystia Freeland: YOU ANTICIPATED THE METAPHOR I WAS GOING TO USE I GREW UP IN NORTHERN ALBERTA, SO I AM 100% A WAYNE GRETZKY FAN AND THAT NOTION OF SKATING TO WHERE THE PUCK IS GOING TO BE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A GUIDING PRINCIPLE FOR OUR GOVERNMENT QUEBEC HAS TAKEN SOME STRONG MEASURES TODAY THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC HAS OUR SUPPORT AND ADMIRATION FOR SHOWING REAL LEADERSHIP THERE, AS DOES THE CITY OF TORONTO, WHICH INTRODUCED SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT MEASURES TODAY THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE RIGHT THINGS FOR CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY AND, AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO REALLY COMMEND THE LEADERSHIP THAT JOHN TORY AND DR. EILEEN DE VILLA HAVE SHOWN WE HAVE HEARD SOME VERY SOBERING MESSAGES FROM DR. TAM Y THIS MORNING THIS IS VERY SERIOUS IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER AND WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND WHAT WE CAN DO IS TO MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING GOVERNMENTS CAN HELP PEOPLE TO DO THAT BY INTRODUCING THESE TOUGH MEASURES BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND I HOPE AND BELIEVE AND

TRUST THAT THAT IS WHAT CANADIANS ARE DOING AS TO WHETHER FURTHER MEASURES ARE BEING CONTEMPLATED, OF COURSE THEY ARE EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE >> I’LL GET BACK TO THAT DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS ARE GOING TO TAKE DIFFERENT MEASURES BASED ON THEIR OWN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND THEIR OWN REALITIES OBVIOUSLY, THAT IS WELL WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION TO DO THAT BUT I WILL ALSO SAY WHERE WE KNOW, AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WE NEED TO REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO ACTUALLY BRING DOWN THE NUMBER OF CASES ACROSS CANADA, CONTACT TRACING BEING ONE OF THEM, WHICH IS WHY WE’RE MOBILIZING HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SUPPORT PROVINCES WITH THAT VERY ONEROUS TASK SOME PEOPLE HAVE PUT UP THEIR HAND TO ASK FOR HELP, AND WE WOULD URGE OTHER PROVINCES TO REACH OUT, BECAUSE WE WILL BE INCREASING HAVING NUMBERS OF PROVIDING BODIES AND PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP THEM WITH THAT WORK SECONDLY, ISOLATING PEOPLE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO ISOLATE PEOPLE WHO ARE ILL, EVEN MILDLY SO IN SOME CASES, PEOPLE DO HAVE FAMILY HOMES IN WHICH THEY CAN ISOLATE, AND IN OTHER CASES PEOPLE CANNOT SO THE WORK THAT IS HAPPENING AT THE PROVINCES’ AND TERRITORIES’ LEVEL IS TO FIND ACCOMODATIONS TO ISOLATE PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE THAT WILL GO A LONG WAY IN REDUCING CASES WHILE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES AND THE GOVERNMENT TAKE A VARIETY OF MEASURES TO PREVENT CLOSE CONTACT OF PEOPLE AND INCREASED MOBILITY THAT WE KNOW IN SOME CASES PUTS ADDITIONAL STRAIN ON SYSTEMS, I THINK THE PRACTICAL STEPS OF DOUBLING DOWN ON SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ARE INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT THAT’S WHERE I, AS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, HAVE MY FOCUS ON IS THE PRACTICAL THINGS THAT CAN HELP PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES RIGHT NOW UNDERSTAND WHO IS ILL, WHO THEY’VE HAD CONTACT WITH, AND HOW WE ENSURE THE ISOLATION OF THOSE PARTICULAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE VIRUS >> THANK YOU, MINISTER WE’LL TAKE THREE LAST QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE AND CALL IT A DAY OPERATOR? >> THANK YOU MERCÍ THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM PHILLIP, RADIO CANADA [Speaking French] >> GO AHEAD [Speaking French] >> Caller:[Speaking through interpreter] HI, DR. TAM AND MINISTER SOME THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT POSSIBLE SHORTAGES OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AND ALSO ABOUT HEALTH SYSTEMS WHICH ARE NOT AT ALL READY FOR A SUBSTANTIAL SURGE AND RISE IN CASES.[Speaking thrh interpreter] >> Doctor: THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION DR. NJOO HERE THIS IS AN ONGOING ISSUE THERE COULD BE A SHORTAGE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MINISTER HAJDU HAS ALREADY SAID THAT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT ARE WORKING TOGETHER CLOSELY AND DR. TAM AND I ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR COUNTERPARTS WE ARE WORKING TO GET OUR HANDS ON EQUIPMENT ALL OVER THE WORLD THERE IS HUGE DEMAND IN THE GLOBAL MARKET RIGHT NOW WE ARE ALSO INCREASING DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT MADE IN CANADA SOLUTIONS OUR GOAL RIGHT NOW IS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE MODELING SHOWS US THAT IF WE DO NOTHING, IT WILL BE A CATASTROPHE 30, 50, 60% OF THE POPULATION COULD CONTRACT THE CORONAVIRUS AND SO MANY PEOPLE WOULD NEED I.C.U. CARE AND WE WANT TO AVOID THOSE WORST-CASE SCENARIOS THAT’S WHY MEASURES, LIKE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, ARE CRUCIAL ALL CANADIANS NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO THEIR PART THAT’S NECESSARY TO FLATTEN THE CURVE HOSPITALS AND I.C.U.s, HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING, PERHAPS A THOUSAND PEOPLE MIGHT NEED AN ARTIFICIAL VENTILATOR BUT IF ALL 1,000 HAVE THIS NEED IMMEDIATELY, WITHIN ONE WEEK, THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN HAVING A NEED FOR A THOUSAND ARTIFICIAL VENTILATORS OVER A FEW WEEKS, OVER A FEW MONTHS THAT’S THE GOAL, TO REALLY

FLATTEN THE CURVE, TO FLATTEN AND STRETCH OUT NEEDS AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES, IN ALL PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, ARE WORKING WITH US WE’RE ALL WORKING ON PREPARATION, ON PREPAREDNESS WE ARE WORKING ON TEMPORARY FIELD HOSPITALS, AND WE ARE CALLING BACK RETIRED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO HELP OUT IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND THOSE WHO HAVE OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS, WE ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO CARE FOR THEM OUTSIDE OF HOSPITAL SETTINGS WE ARE WORKING SO HARD ON SO MANY LEVELS IN ORDER TO AVOID THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO >> Question: FOLLOWUP QUESTION YES, BUT WITH ALL OF THE MODELING AND FORECASTS, HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST? >> THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THIS MORNING IT COULD LAST THROUGH JULY, BUT IT COULD ALSO LAST MUCH LONGER IN YOUR PREDICTIONS AND YOUR MODELING, WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA, DO YOU THINK IT WILL LAST UNTIL JULY? >> Answer: IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL ALL CANADIANS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY COUNTLESS CANADIANS ARE PRACTICING PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND HERE IS WHAT WE’RE NOTICING WITH THE EPIDEMIC CURVE: THE CASES THAT WE’RE SEEING APPEARING NOW ARE CASES WHERE EXPOSURE OCCURRED TWO OR THREE WEEKS AGO WE’LL HAVE TO FOLLOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS TO SEE WHETHER WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW IS HAVING AN AFFECT THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING CLOSELY WE CANNOT PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN TWO OR THREE WEEKS THAT’S JUST NOT POSSIBLE I THINK IT IS BEST IF WE TAKE THINGS ONE WEEK AT A TIME LET’S FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT WHAT WE DO THIS WEEK WILL LEAD TO RESULTS IN A WEEK OR TWO THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD FOCUS ON >> I’D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING THE PRIORITY IS WHAT WE DO NOW WILL ACTUALLY DETERMINE HOW MUCH WE’RE STUCK IN THIS PLACE MAYBE YOU CAN TRANSLATE THIS SO I DON’T SOUND LIKE A 7-YEAR-OLD ULTIMATELY, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE DON’T ACT TOGETHER AND TAKE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES THAT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH HAS DESCRIBED TO US, MAKE SURE WE ARE PHYSICAL DISTANCING OURSELVES, LISTENING TO PUBLIC HEALTH, ALL THAT DOES IS LENGTHEN THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT WE’LL BE IN THIS SITUATION IN FACT, ONE OF THE THINGS I READ RECENTLY THAT I THOUGHT WAS FASCINATING, IF WE ALL STOPPED MOVING FOR TWO WEEKS AND NOBODY TALKED TO ANYBODY FOR TWO WEEKS, AND WE ALL JUST STAYED PUT, IN FACT, WE WOULD SEE THIS VIRUS DIE THAT IS THE REALITY THE VIRUS NEEDS HOSTS TO CONTINUE TO INFECT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND SO HOW LONG WE ARE IN THIS ACTUALLY DEPENDS ON OUR ACTIONS TODAY DR. TAM IS TOO KIND WHEN SHE SAYS THAT OUR ACTIONS TODAY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BECAUSE WHAT SHE IS NOT SAYING IS THAT EACH OF US IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT THIS WILL TAKE FOR THESE STRICT MEASURES TO BE IN PLACE AND IF EACH OF US CAN TAKE THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES AND SHOW THE SELF-DISCIPLINE, STAYING AT HOME, REALLY ONLY GOING OUT IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY WHEN WE’RE OUT WALKING, AVOIDING PEOPLE, STAYING SIX FEET AWAY, WAITING FOR THE NEXT ELEVATOR IF THERE IS ANOTHER PERSON ON THE ELEVATOR, EACH OF THOSE THINGS WE DO TODAY TO PRACTICE APPROPRIATE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING, WILL SHORTEN THE DURATION THAT WE ARE STUCK I’LL WILL TURN TO JEAN AND MAYBE YOU CAN TRANSLATE FOR SEMI.[Speaking through ME.[h interpreter] THE MESSAGE IS VERY CLEAR: IF WE DON’T DO ANYTHING, IT RESULT WOULD BE CATASTROPHIC BUT CANADIANS AND QUEBECERS ARE LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARDS TO PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND BASIC HYGIENE, HANDWASHING THE GOVERNMENTS ARE WORKING VERY HARD AS WELL, NOT ONLY WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC HEALTH, ALSO HEALTH CARE ON THE GROUND AND FRONTLINE WORKERS, BUT, ALSO, WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY WITH REGARD TO THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE IT BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO NEED THAT IN THE COMING WEEKS >> THANK YOU, MR. DECLAUDE TWO QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE OPERATOR, THANK YOU >> THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM HEALTH POST CANADA YOUR LINE IS NOW OPEN [Speaking French] [Speaking French][Speaking throh interpreter]

THANK YOU VERY MUCH YOU TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE MONEY BASICALLY BEING AVAILABLE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE OBVIOUS GAPS IN THE SYSTEM THAT HAVEN’T BEEN ANNOUNCED SO FAR SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE — NOT ALL, BUT SOME HAVE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THEIR INCOME FROM COVID-19 AS WE HEARD FROM PREMIER LEGAULT LAST WEEK, PEOPLE WHO MAKE MINIMUM WAGE MAY NOT EVEN MAKE $2,000 AT THE END OF EACH MONTH I KNOW YESTERDAY THE PRIME MINISTER TALKED ABOUT WORKING WITH THE PROVINCES, BUT CAN YOU GIVE US AN IDEA WHAT EXACTLY IS ENVISIONED? THESE PEOPLE ARE NOW ESSENTIAL WORKERS, AND EVERYBODY RECOGNIZES IT — WHAT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THINKING OF DOING IF THE PEOPLE ARE STILL SHOWING UP FOR WORK AND THEY’RE NOT BEING FINANCIALLY DISADVANTAGED, COMPARED TO PEOPLE WHO STAY AT HOME >> Chrystia Freeland: DO YOU MIND IF WE GIVE CARLA THE FIRST SHOT SHE HAS JOINED US BY VIDEO >> OF COURSE >> Caller: THANK YOU >> CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> YES >> WITH RESPECT TO ANYONE WHO HAS REDUCED HOURS OR REDUCED INCOME, THEY’RE NOT THE TARGET WORKERS FOR THE C.C. R.B WE’RE LOOKING AT WORKERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR INCOME COMPLETELY THOSE ARE THE WORKERS WE WANT TO COVER BY THE C.C.R.B THERE ARE DETAILS TO FOLLOW VERY SHORTLY THROUGH OTHER MINISTERS OF FINANCE AND SMALL BUSINESSES, AND THEY’RE TRYING TO ADDRESS THAT THE LARGER COHORT OF WORKERS WHO CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP THEM ON, OR EMPLOYERS HAVE REDUCED HOURS FOR, WITH RESPECT SPECIFICALLY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF-EMPLOYED, THAT IS A POPULATION OF WORKERS WE’RE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THEY FIT IN, IF THEIR HOURS ARE SIMPLY REDUCED IF THEY HAVE NO INCOME, THEY ABSOLUTELY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE C.C.R.B IF YOUR HOURS OR REDUCED, WE’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THAT WORKS BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, IT IS FOR WORKERS WHO HAVE NO SOURCE OF INCOME >> IF I MAY, IN ADDITION TO WHAT CARLA JUST SAID, A MESSAGE FROM THE CANADIAN AGENCY, WHICH I SAID IN FRENCH, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR CANADIANS TO PREPARE FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT IT IS TO BETTER PREPARE FOR THE LARGE EXPECTED IN-FLOW OF THE AMOUNT WE EXPECT FOR THE NEW CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT WE ARE LAUNCHING TODAY THE WEBSITE, WHICH IS COMMON FOR EVERYONE CANADA.CA/coronavirus AND WE’RE ASKING CANADIANS TO PUT IN THEIR DEMAND STARTING ON APRIL 6th, ACCORDING TO THEIR BIRTH MONTH THAT IS FOR THOSE BORN IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH, THE APPLICATION ON APRIL 6th ON APPLICATION APRIL 7th FOR THOSE BORN IN APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE APRIL 8th FOR THOSE BORN IN JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER AND APRIL 9th FOR THOSE BORN IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER >> THANK YOU, MINISTER A FOLLOWUP? >> Caller: YEAH NOBODY ACTUALLY RESPONDED TO THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHAT EXACTLY IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WORKING TOWARDS WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS IT IS WORKING WITH THE PROVINCES IN TERMS OF ENSURING THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WORKING FULL-TIME ARE AT LEAST MAKING — AT LEAST TAKE HOME $2,000 IF I COULD JUST ADD AS A FOLLOWUP: HAS ANY THOUGHT BEEN GIVEN TO THE FAMILIES, UNFORTUNATE AS IT MAY BE, MEDICAL WORKERS WHO END UP DYING BECAUSE OF COVID-19, DEATH BENEFITS AS WE GIVE TO CANADIAN FORCES MEMBERS? >> THE MINIMUM WAGE — >> AGAIN, WE RECOGNIZE, AND WE DIDN’T IN ANY’s WAY DISENFRANCHISE OR IN AWAY REDUCE THE VALUE AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF PEOPLE WHO WORK IN ESSENTIAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, BUT ALSO WHO GET MINIMUM WAGE WE’RE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS THEY’RE MAKING WHETHER IT LEADS TO IMEs, AND AS THE MINISTER SAID, THAT IS A CONVERSATION HAPPENING COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE PROVINCES TO MAKE SURE THERE AREN’T THESE GAPS AS YOU CAN APPRECIATE, WE’RE DOING PUBLIC POLICY

WORK THAT WOULD TAKE YEARS, IN A MATTER OF DAYS AND AS NEW GROUPS IDENTIFY, THEY IDENTIFY THAT HAVEN’T YET FIT INTO ANY OF THESE BENEFITS WE’RE WORKING ON THAT, IS WHAT I’M SAYING >> THANK YOU, MINISTER MAYBE ONE LAST QUESTION ON THE PHONE >> THANK YOU MERCÍ THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM LINA DIBB PLEASE GO AHEAD [Speaking French][Speaking throh interpreter] QUESTION YES HELLO I WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK TO THE SHORTAGE OF MASKS IN QUEBEC MR. TRUDEAU SAID RIGHT NOW, IN A VERY SHORT TIME MASKS WOULD BE DELIVERED TO QUEBEC FROM OTTAWA’S STOCKPILE BUT A FEW MINUTES AGO, MINISTER HAJDU GAVE A MORE NUANCED ANSWER WILL QUEBEC RECEIVE MASKS FROM OTTAWA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS >> Answer: I CAN CONFIRM YES >> Caller: THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLEAR AND SHORT ANSWER MY NEXT QUESTION IS THIS: YOU SAID FROM THE BEGINNING THAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR SUPPLY CHAINS TO BE LEFT OPEN WITH THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE OF THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT THAT IS COMING FROM THE U.S., AND NOT JUST WITH REGARD TO COVID-19 BUT I WONDER, HAVE YOU RECEIVED RECENT GUARANTEES FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, GIVEN WHAT IS GOING ON THERE, THE 200,000 CASES THERE — HAVE YOU RECEIVED GUARANTEES FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE SENT TO CANADA, BE IT FOR COVID-19 OR FOR ANY OTHER MEDICAL NECESSITIES? >> Answer: WE DISCUSSED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA DAILY WE DISCUSSED TRADE ISSUES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S. EVERY DAY AND WE DISCUSS THE HEALTH SITUATION IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED STATES ON A DAILY BASIS >> Caller: SO NO GUARANTEES >> THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESS CONFERENCE [End of translation] >> Rosemary: THAT IS OUR FEDERAL WRAP OF PRESS CONFERENCES BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER HEALTH OFFICIALS TODAY A COUPLE OF BITS OF NEWS FOR EVERYONE TO KEEP IN MIND PARLIAMENT WILL BE RECALLED IN THE DAYS AHEAD TO DEAL WITH WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS QUALIFYING AS THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC PROGRAMME A GOVERNMENT HAS EVER PUT IN PLACE AND THAT HAS DO COULD WITH THE WAGE SUBSIDY AND THE EMERGENCY RELIEF BENEFIT THE OTHER PIECE OF NEWS YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND, THAT PORTAL, THAT WEBSITE, IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE $2,000 A MONTH, IS NOW OPEN, AND THEY WILL START TO ACCEPT THOSE APPLICATIONS NEXT MONDAY I’VE TWEETED OUT THAT LINK, AND WE’LL PUT IT UP ON OUR WEBSITE AND ON THE SCREEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS WELL AND I THINK THAT’S IT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR NOW WE’LL HAVE LOTS OF COVERAGE FROM PROVINCES THROUGH THE DAY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE I WILL SAY GOOD-BYE FOR NOW, AND I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW MY COLLEAGUE, ANDREW NICHOLS, WILL TAKE OVER NOW, LET’S BRING YOU THE UPDATE FROM ONTARIO AND DOUG FORD IS SPEAKING TO ONTARIANS NOW SEE YOU TOMORROW >> Premier: I’LL PASS THIS OVER TO MINISTER ELLIOT, AND SHE’LL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THAT >> Minister: WELL, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’VE ONLY BECOME MORE RECENTLY AWARE OF AS A CONCERN, BUT DR. WILLIAMS HAS ISSUED A DIRECTIVE TODAY, ISSUING HIS STRONG RECOMMENDATION THAT THE LOCAL MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH USE THEIR POWERS, UNDER SECTION 22 OF THE HEALTH PROTECTION PROMOTION ACT, TO REQUIRE THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 MAINTAIN THAT STATUS AND STAY IN SELF-ISOLATION THIS IS GOING TO BE FOLLOWED UP ON BY THE LOCAL MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH AND THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT FINES FOR PEOPLE TO NOT DO THAT I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THEY WILL BE FOLLOWED UP WITH THEIR LOCAL MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CONTINUING THAT SELF-ISOLATION >> THE NEXT QUESTION >> THE NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM HAYLEY COOPER FROM NEWS TALK 1010 PLEASE GO AHEAD >> GOOD AFTERNOON, PREMIER WE’VE HAD ROB AND CYNTHIA NOW ASKING ABOUT MODELING AND PROJECTIONS, AND I WAS GOING TO ASK MYSELF, AND WE STILL HAVEN’T BEEN GIVEN ANY NUMBERS SO WHY DOES IT APPEAR THE GOVERNMENT IS HESITATING IN GIVING THOSE NUMBERS?

PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION, BUT THEY ALSO WANT TO KNOW, YOU KNOW, WORST-CASE SCENARIO, WHAT IS THE PROVINCE LOOKING AT SO WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT NOT GIVING THE NUMBERS THAT IT HAS SEEN? >> Premier: WELL, AS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH MENTIONED, THERE ARE DIFFERENT MODELS THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENT MODELS IF WE PICK ONE MODEL OVER ANOTHER, IT SENDS REALLY TWO DIFFERENT MESSAGES OUR MESSAGE IS VERY CLEAR: WE’RE GOING THROUGH SOME TURBULENT WATERS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE SELF-ISOLATE WE’VE BEEN SAYING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN EVERY SINGLE DAY THOSE MODELS CAN DRASTICALLY, DRASTICALLY CHANGE IF WE UNDERESTIMATE ON ONE SIDE AND WE OVERESTIMATE ON THE OTHER AND CREATE A PANIC IF WE OVERESTIMATE, BUT THE FACTS ARE, AND IT IS VERY CLEAR: WE’RE GOING THROUGH VERY TURBULENT WATERS MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T CONGREGATE LAST WEEKEND IT WAS A LITTLE SHOCKING TO ALL OF US THAT WE SEE PARKS AND BEACHES PACKED WE ACTED IMMEDIATELY, MAKING SURE THAT WE BROUGHT THROUGH AN ORDER TO MAKE SURE WE CLOSED THE PARKS AND CLOSED THE BEACHES I DON’T KNOW WHAT MORE WE CAN SAY OUTSIDE OF STAY IN YOUR HOME SELF-ISOLATE WHEN YOU CAN GO OUT ONE PERSON AT A TIME TO GO BET YOUR GROCERIES AND IF YOU HAVE SENIORS, YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS, MAKE SURE THEY STAY INSIDE ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 70, STAY INSIDE WE CAN’T EMPHASIZE IT ENOUGH >> Question: AND SO THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO, THE NUMBERS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN, ARE THEY WORSE THAN WHAT YOU WERE EXPECTING? DO YOU THINK THAT ONTARIANS WILL HEAR THE NUMBERS AND THINK THAT IT IS WORSE THAN WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING? >> Premier: NO THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO CAN GET BAD WE WERE SAYING — AND WE’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR — WE CAN HAVE TWO WAYS TO GO HERE: WE GO THE ROUTE OF ITALY AND SPAIN AND WE SEE THE NUMBERS OVER THERE OR WE CAN TAKE THE OTHER ROUTE, SOUTH KOREA AND GERMANY WE ALL WANT TO GO THE ROUTE SOUTH KOREA HAS GONE, MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE SELF-ISOLATE, THEY DON’T SPREAD THE VIRUS AS I SAID EARLIER ON, THE VIRUS DOESN’T SPREAD ITSELF IT SPREADS BEING ON PEOPLE AND THE FURTHER WE CAN KEEP AWAY, SOCIAL DISTANCING, PRACTICE THAT, THE QUICKER WE’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS >> OKAY THIS WILL BE THE LAST QUESTION >> THE LAST QUESTION COMES FROM MARETTA FROM GLOBAL NEWS >> HI WE ARE DEALING WITH PEOPLE OF LOVED ONES AT LONG CARE FACILITIES, AND EVEN THOUGH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THEY’RE ABLE TO SEE THESE MEMBERS SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS THERE IS ONE CASE WHERE SOMEONE ACTUALLY DID BECOME POSITIVE AFTER THEIR FAMILY WAS — IS THIS AN ORDER THAT THEY CAN’T LEAVE THE LONG-TERM CARE HOMES TO GET CARE? >> Premier: AGAIN, WE PUT THAT ORDER IN, THAT PEOPLE CAN’T GO AND VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE THEM OUT I’M GOING TO, AGAIN, PASS THIS OVER TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND THEN I HAVE A FOLLOWUP AFTER THIS >> Minister: THANK YOU I BELIEVE THAT WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE COMING TO THE HOMES, TAKING THEIR FAMILY MEMBER OUT, MAYBE TAKING THEM HOME FOR DINNER OR SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THEN BRINGING THEM BACK THAT’S WHY WE’VE CHANGED THE RULES SO THAT PEOPLE AREN’T ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE HOME HOWEVER, IF FAMILY MEMBERS WANT TO TAKE THEIR LOVED ONE AND HAVE THEM JOIN THEM AND STAY WITH THEM, OF COURSE THEY’LL HAVE TO BE CLEARED FOR COVID-19 BEFORE THAT HAPPENS BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT THEM TO INFECT THEIR FAMILIES IF THEY WANT TO DO THAT, THEY CAN DO THAT, BUT THEN THEY CAN’T COME BACK IN WHILE COVID-19 IS STILL WITH US SO I THINK WHAT WE WERE REALLY TRYING TO STOP HAPPENING WAS A SITUATION WHERE FAMILY MEMBERS WERE BEING TAKEN OUT JUST FOR THE DAY AND RETURNED >> FOLLOWUP >> MR. PREMIER? >> Premier: IF YOU HAVE A FOLLOWUP QUESTION ON HEALTH, I CAN BRING THE MINISTER BACK UP >> PREMIER, IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH YOUR ANSWER, GO AHEAD >> Premier: OH, NO IT IS A SEPARATE ITEM PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION >> Question: WE’VE HEARD FROM WORKERS THAT THEY’RE

BEING FORBIDDEN FROM WEARING MASKS ON SHIFTS WHEN WE ASKED DR. YAFFE AND DR. WILLIAMS ON THIS, THEY SAID THE POLICY FOR IT BEING MANDATORY FOR ALL THOSE IN THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES TO WEAR MASK WAS UNDER REVIEW IF YOU’RE HEARING FROM FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS THEY DO NOT FEEL SAFE ON THE JOB — >> Premier: I’VE BEEN SAYING FROM DAY ONE, I TAKE THE ADVICE OF OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH AND OUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS I UNDERSTAND IT IS DIFFICULT I DON’T OVERRULE — I WANT TO STRESS THIS, I LISTEN TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, ARE YOU SAFER WITH THE MASK? ABSOLUTELY YOUR SAFER I CAN’T STAND UP HERE AND SAY YOU WOULDN’T BE SAFER WITHOUT A MASK IN MY OPINION, YOU WOULD BE SAFER WITH A MASK BUT, AGAIN, I’M GOING TO STICK WITH THE ADVICE FROM THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH AND THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS THAT GIVE ME ADVICE >> OKAY THANK YOU >> Premier: I JUST — YOU KNOW, THROUGHOUT THIS TIME, I COME UP HERE AND TALK ABOUT THE ONTARIO SPIRIT THE ONTARIO SPIRIT THAT COMPANIES AROUND THIS GREAT PROVINCE ARE STEPPING UP I GOT A PHONE CALL THE OTHER DAY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL BRANDS, A GREAT COMPANY UP IN NEW MARKET HIS NAME IS MARK I USUALLY DON’T GIVE LAST NAMES, SO I’LL SAY MARK, THE C.E.O. UP THERE, CALLED UP AND SAID, PREMIER, WE HAVE A DONATION FOR THE PROVINCE AND THIS IS A BIG DONATION 40,000 BOTTLES OF HAND SANITIZER HE SAID, I HAVE 10 SKIDS, WHERE DO THEY GO? THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, COMPANIES STEPPING UP I WAS ON A PHONE CALL TODAY WITH ONE OF THE RADIO STATION BY BRUCE COUNTY, AND BRUCE POWER, THE C.E.O. GOT ON, AND THEY SAID THEY’RE DONATING 6,000 P.P.E.s, HAND SANITIZER — THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE LARGEST DONATIONS WE’VE HAD FROM BRUCE POWER AND WE THANK YOU I HAVE TO SAY, KEEP IT COMING BECAUSE WITH THE POWER THAT THESE COMPANIES HAVE, WE’RE AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE AROUND THE WORLD, AND THEY’RE STEPPING UP AND SUPPORTING THE CAUSE ANOTHER SHOUT-OUT THAT I WANT TO DO THAT DOESN’T GET VERY MUCH RECOGNITION AT ALL, BUT SHOWS UP EVERY SINGLE DAY, THE HELP WITH THE SIGN LANGUAGE IS CHRISTOPHER BEHIND ME AND, CHRISTOPHER, DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE JUST TO COME UP HERE FOR ONE MINUTE I APOLOGIZE, YOU CAN TAKE OVER THE SIGN LANGUAGE BUT THIS GENTLEMAN SHOWS UP, NEVER COMPLAINS, NEVER SAYS A WORD I TOLD HIM TODAY HOW MANY COMMENTS AND E-MAILS AND PHONE CALLS I GET ABOUT YOU, MY FRIEND YOU’RE A CHAMPION YOU’RE A ROCK STAR, HELPING PEOPLE IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY AND IT’S SO IMPORTANT THE ROLE YOU’RE PLAYING AND I WAS TOLD TODAY THAT MOVING FORWARD, YOU’RE NO LONGER GOING TO BE WITH US PHYSICALLY HERE, BUT YOU’LL BE WITH US AS A TEAM IS THAT RIGHT? >> YES MAY I? >> Premier: GO AHEAD, PLEASE >> ABSOLUTELY I WILL STILL BE PART OF THE TEAM, AND I MAY BE BEHIND THE CAMERAS AND SUPPORTING THE INTERPRETERS THAT ARE HERE WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL DEAF ONTARIANS HAVE ACCESS AND WE’RE MOVING TO INCLUDE DEAF INTERPRETERS THEY MAKE SURE THAT INCLUDING DEAF CHILDREN AND DEAF ADULTS AND EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE CLEAR TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE FROM COVID-19 AND BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGING THAT PREMIER FORD IS SHARING WITH US WE WILL BE CHANGING A LITTLE BIT, BUT I WILL STILL BE IN THE BUILDING >> Premier: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE PEOPLE LIKE THIS, LIKE CHRISTOPHER, REAL CHAMPIONS, STEPPING UP AND NEVER COMPLAINING ONE MORE SHOUT-OUT, THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, YOU’RE GOING IN THERE, AND WE HAVEN’T MENTIONED THEM YET, BUT THEY’RE DEALING WITH YOU DAY IN AND DAY OUT, MAKING SURE THAT THE ECONOMY IS FLOWING, AND THE MONEY IS FLOWING, AND THEY’RE SITTING THERE AT THE TELLER’S BOOTH, AND I WANT TO THANK THEM AND ALL ONTARIANS THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOLKS >> Andrew: AND THAT WAS THE PREMIER OF ONTARIO, DOUG FORD, ALONG WITH MINISTERS HELLO, I’M ANDREW NICHOLS WE HEARD FROM THE ONTARIO PREMIER SAYING HE WAS ASKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT SOME OF THE MODELING THAT WE HAVE HEARD, ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THE NUMBERS, THE SHOCKING NUMBERS COMING OUT OF THE UNITED STATES IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO COULD DIE AND THE PREMIER DID NOT SPECIFICALLY SAY WHAT NUMBER WE COULD BE LOOKING AT IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, BUT WE DO KNOW SOME SPECIFIC NUMBERS, THAT THERE ARE 2400 CASES OF COVID-19 IN ONTARIO 41 DEATHS 10,000

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