TRENTON, Canada

Canadians who are out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for up to CAN$2,000 ($1,399) a month for four months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit will also be available to those who are off sick or remain home to look after children, since schools in Canada are closed. Canadians should be able to apply for the financial aid in early April and receive money in 10 days.

As Trudeau was making the announcement, the Canadian Senate was reviewing a CAN$82 billion ($57 billion) stimulus package. It was passed

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