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LIVE: Federal government to roll out application process for emergency benefits Monday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he'll speak with U.S. President Donald Trump in coming days about Trump's order to stop the export of N95 masks; Health Canada looking for case trackers, data collectors and people for surge capacity during COVID-19 pandemic
Justin Trudeau - Rideau Cottage COVID19 update - March 26, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau providing an update on COVID-19. (via Twitter)


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding the public that the online application process for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit begins Monday, April 6.

Canadians opting for direct deposit can expect funds within 3-5 days, while those opting to have their cheques mailed will receive funds within 10 days. 

Trudeau says Canada will continue to engage with U.S. administration regarding U.S. president Donald Trump's order to 3M to stop the export of N95 masks.

In the meantime, Trudeau says Canada is working with suppliers while ramping up production of personal protective equipment and medical supplies domestically. 

Trudeau expects to speak with Trump directly in the "coming days." 

The prime minister also announced a call for volunteers from Health Canada in an effort to establish a national database of volunteers for case tracking and contact tracing, health system surge capacity, and case data collection. 

The application process ends April 24 at 11:59 p.m.  

Original Story:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to brief Canadians on COVID-19 in what has become his daily address from Rideau Cottage.

Village Media will carry the livestream.