One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first major announcements after his government unveiled an ambitious new COVID-19 recovery plan came not in Parliament, but at a United Nations video conference on Tuesday.
Trudeau said Canada will spend $400 million on humanitarian aid and development this year to combat the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. “Global cooperation is crucial to protect people, save lives and defeat COVID-19,” Trudeau’s office said in a statement following the video conference. “Our investments will also help preserve the hard-won development gains we have made collectively that have lifted millions of people out of poverty these past decades.”
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