Canada to extend wage subsidy program until end-August: PM Trudeau

© Reuters. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a meeting of the special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will extend an emergency wage subsidy program for another three months to the end of August to help firms retain employees during the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Trudeau also told reporters that Ottawa would spend C$450 million to help researchers and research institutions deal with the disruption caused by the crisis.

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