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Morning Brief: Deal finally made on COVID-19 aid package – iPolitics

Mar 25, 2020

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A little over 13 and a half hours after the House of Commons kicked off a streamlined emergency sitting to sign off on the government’s $82 billion COVID-19 aid package, MPs were finally able to begin their speed-read of the omnibus bill to implement the various financial measures included in the plan, which was formally presented to the Chamber by Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s shortly before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, following marathon cross-aisle negotiations.

Kady O’Malley explains it all in her iPolitics AM column.

It capped off a long-day of back-and-forth negotiations between the parties. iPolitics’ Jolson Lim kept up with all the happenings in the Commons on Tuesday.

Read More: https://ipolitics.ca/2020/03/25/morning-brief-deal-on-the-horizon-for-covid-19-aid-package-held-up-in-house/

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