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Safe Restart Agreement News Release

“This investment will help us revitalize our economy while keeping Nova Scotians safe and healthy,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Nova Scotia is working closely with the federal government and other provinces and territories to respond to COVID-19 and ensure that individuals and businesses have the services and support they need to meet the challenges.” The Government of Canada announced the Safe Reboot Agreement in July, released in September, and supports critical needs for public health and safety protection, preparedness for future waves of COVID-19 and support for the safe reopening of Canadian economies. The federal government is contributing $2 billion to Canada`s municipalities with covid-10 operating costs through this agreement. The agreement will also help provide timely funding to municipalities so they can provide the essential services Canadians need every day, such as local public transportation.B. In addition, it includes measures to help Canadian workers during these difficult times, such as ensuring safe child care to help parents return to work, and providing income assistance for people who do not have paid sick leave, so that all Canadians can stay healthy. And to help cities operate their transit systems, in order for Canadians to get to work and their families safely, the Government of Canada will provide $1 billion in federal transit, Minister McKenna announced today. Federal-provincial agreement to support Nova Scotians affected by COVID and revive the economy: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200716004 Canada is also committed to our infrastructure plan for safe municipal construction that generates thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and creates stronger communities. More support for Canadians through the Safe Restart Agreement: pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/07/16/more-support-canadians-through-safe-restart-agreement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today shared the details of the Investments in the Safe Restart Agreement. This will continue to provide support to Canadians, as we will certainly rebuild our economy and build a stronger Canada. As we enter the fall and the world continues to face the effects of COVID-19, the Canadian government continues to focus on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure they have the help they need during this global health and health crisis.

The Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) is a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories revitalize their economies safely and make our country more resilient to future increases in COVID-19. The Canadian government is committed to ensuring that Canada has the resources it needs to revitalize the economy safely while protecting the health of Canadians.