Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a new emergency benefit for students whose educations and job prospects are disrupted by COVID-19.
He says a $1,200 monthly payment is coming for post-secondary students, running through August, to make up for lost work and cut hours.
The benefit can increase to $1,700 for people with disabilities or who care for others.
Trudeau says that benefit and measures such as increased education grants and an expanded government-supported job program will total $9 billion.
The Canadian Press