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Ottawa Announces $470-Million Benefit to Aid Fish Harvesters

Ottawa Announces $470-Million Benefit to Aid Fish Harvesters”

During his daily updates, Trudeau announced the Fish Harvesters Benefit, a $470 million investment to support fish harvesters impacted by the pandemic.

"We know that we can't prevent Canadians from going outside when the weather is nice, you just have to help them to do it safely, continue to impress upon them the need for social distancing, recognize that certain areas are more vulnerable than others and will need to remain closed", Trudeau said.

Ottawa is now working with provinces to try and align the opening of national parks with provincial ones.

As the parks begin to reopen, the prime minister said that visitors will have to be prepared to make adjustments. Ottawa will assess whether camping should resume at that point.

Through this new plan to gradually reopen national parks and heritage sites people will be able to access trails and other green spaces where physical distancing can still be practiced.

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Trudeau says that won't last forever and thanked Canadians for making the effort to stay home and help Canada get ahead of the pandemic as much as possible.

A full replay of the Prime Minister's livestream is available here.

"We do know that it's not going to be summer as usual, that's for sure".

In mid-march, COVID-19 forced the closure of all national parks and historic sites. "I understand that different decisions could be made based on a case-by-case basis, but what we are doing now is what we need to do to keep Canadians safe for the coming months and years".

The government will be imposing new boating regulations that restrict pleasure craft from operating in Arctic waters, or the coastal areas of northern Quebec and Labrador. The Fish Harvester Benefit will apply to those who have experienced at least a 25 per cent drop in income. As well, there will be non-repayable grants of $10,000 for harvesters who own their own boats.



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