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Ontario Is Asking For Help From The Canadian Army To Battle The Third Wave

Trudeau has said that "everything is on the table" when it comes to helping Ontario.

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Provincial officials are reaching out to the feds to get help managing the deadly third wave in Ontario.

According to an email to Narcity from Stephen Warner, a spokesperson for Ontario's Solicitor General, the province has asked Canada to send them health workers — referred to as health human resources — from the Army and the Canadian Red Cross to help with hospitals and ICUs that are filling up more and more every day.

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"We have made a request for the assistance of [health human resources], many of whom reside, for example, within the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Red Cross organizations," Warner said.

"In addition to health human resources, we are requesting logistical and operational support as we seek to augment our response to COVID-19," he added.

In a video message posted on April 18, Justin Trudeau offered federal help to Ontario and said that "everything was on the table" when it comes to helping the province through its current COVID-19 crisis.

UPDATE: Canada approved Ontario's request for federal help later on Monday afternoon.

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