“Next six to eight months are critical.” First Ministers share response to the COVID-19 pandemic
June 27, 2020
Global Korean Post
On June 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland held their fifteenth weekly call with Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers to discuss their shared response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of First Ministers’ ongoing commitment to combat systemic racism and discrimination in Canada, today First Ministers also issued a joint statement and this evening reiterated the importance of taking action to fight racism and discrimination in Canada.
First Ministers discussed their ongoing efforts to safely restart the economy. They continued their discussions on an agreement to address critical needs across the country over the next six to eight months, with the support of a $14 billion contribution from the Government of Canada, to minimize the impact of future waves of COVID-19.
First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism on June 25 has included the following context:
“Recognizing that one of the strengths of Canada is its diversity, First Ministers condemn all forms of racism, discrimination, intolerance, and bigotry. First Ministers are determined to combat it – including anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and anti-Asian racism and hate, as well as antisemitism and Islamophobia. Hate has no place in Canada and will not be tolerated.