New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is clarifying his stance on the federal government’s plan to provide financial aid to essential workers, particularly ones in long-term care homes, fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a plan to make funds available to provinces where essential workers make less than $2,500 per month.
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On Tuesday, reports following New Brunswick’s daily COVID-19 update, Higgs implied he had no interest in such funds.
“I want to be clear,” said Higgs on Wednesday. “At no time did I say I wasn’t interested, as the ensuing headline suggested.”
“We need more details on these programs before making any decisions.”
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“However, I am most interested in ANY federal funding that could be available to these essential workers,” he says.
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Before speaking to the media on Wednesday,