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Canada has been dealing with multiple resurgences of COVID-19 cases across the country, and Justin Trudeau believes that shutdowns and restrictions may be the only ways to fight back.

During his daily press conference on November 10, the Prime Minister stated that the federal government would be there to assist provinces so that they can "shut down and put in restrictions."

He further emphasized the importance of taking these steps by saying that it would be better than just hoping the virus will "go away on its own."

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Acting quickly to shut down early, to bring in restrictions when the surges start is better than delaying and hoping that it will go away on its own. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, announced in October, is one of the ways the federal government is offering to help businesses who may have to close due to the second wave.

The prime minister added that the economy would be hit harder by continued surges rather than targeted shutdowns propped up by financial assistance.

He also acknowledged the fact that people may be getting "tired and frustrated" by COVID-19.

As of November 9, there have been 268,735 cases across the country, with the majority being reported in Ontario and Quebec.

Trudeau noted that vaccines are on the horizon, but that Canadians will first need to make it through the winter.

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The wait is over – Ontario's border restrictions with Manitoba and Quebec will be ending this Wednesday.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said in a statement that the announcement comes after, "the province's successful transition to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen, and with the approval of the Chief Medical Officer of Health."

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Speaking during a press conference on April 20, he confirmed that officials are considering how the rules could be updated to ensure that COVID-19 cases from abroad don’t come into Canada.

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Justin Trudeau has responded to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd in May 2020.

On April 20, 2021, a jury found Chauvin guilty on all three charges against him, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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On the same day that Canada's international travel restrictions were extended until May 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he is hopeful that he'll be able to head to the U.K. in June for the G7 Leader's Summit. 

“I'm certainly hopeful that we'll be able to attend in person," Trudeau said at a press conference on April 20. "I know there are continuing to be restrictions and concerns, but as we get closer to June, hopefully it'll become clear that I will be able to attend in person."

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