Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to the nation in a rare televised address tonight, after his government outlined an ambitious plan to protect Canada from a worsening pandemic and build back an economy ravaged by job losses.
The major broadcast networks have agreed to hand over nearly 30 minutes of airtime for Trudeau to speak directly to Canadians at a time when COVID-19 cases are spiking — particularly in Ontario and Quebec — and the economy is shaky.
Following Trudeau, the opposition leaders will have a chance to respond. The logistics of that response could be challenging, now that Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has COVID-19.
- CBC News will carry the prime minister’s live address to the nation at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by analysis and reaction.
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