U.S. to send troops to Canadian border despite prime minister's objection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa Canada Thursday

After its closure to non-essential travel because of COVID-19, the USA could be looking into other measures along that stretch.

During his daily address on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of a scam that's been circulated over text message in the past few days.

Also, GST, HST and certain duties and taxes paid on imports will not be due until June.

The federal government has announced billions more dollars for businesses which it hopes will help keep people employed.

To the contrary, he's gambling all of his chips (actually, our chips) on a bet that injecting tens of billions of dollars into the economy, financed by enormous public debt, will restore the public confidence of Canadians facing months of being confined to their homes in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. -Canada border, ' she said.

"Personally, 75 per cent is a huge improvement over 10 per cent".

The store has not laid off any of its part-time employees, but rent payments, low-foot traffic and social-isolation measures are becoming increasingly challenging to navigate without immediate cash flow.

Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators, said the government is finally hearing the concerns from the business front lines with the wage subsidies.


Further, the CFID says the interest-free loans for small businesses - through the Canada Emergency Business Account - will assist firms struggling with ongoing fixed costs.

Howard Njoo, said they are in it for the long haul. "That is no help at all", she said.

But they need to validated first before they are rolled out, Njoo said.

"We've had some sleepovers", Delaney joked. They are getting together with friends after being away for March break.

"You know, I charge a lot of tariff for the steel".

As for immediate needs, 77 per cent of respondents identified understanding grants and financial assistance, while 69 per cent said balancing cash flow and operating expenses.

Despite widespread praise for the aid program, two of Canada's stock exchanges say thousands of small and medium-size business that are publicly traded may not be eligible for the government aid, as it appeared they were not included in the earlier wage subsidy. "It's a grind - it's a grind small business owners are used to. but this is out of everyone's control", he said.

On Monday, the US announced a 30-day agreement with both Canada and Mexico that includes immediately returning any illegal migrants to the country from which they arrived, or to their countries of origin if that isn't possible, rather than holding them at facilities in the U.S.

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