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Trudeau announces wage subsidy extended beyond June

Last Updated May 8, 2020 at 9:40 am MDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during his daily news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the government’ts wage subsidy program will be extended past June.

In his daily briefing, Trudeau said employers have applied for the wage subsidy to the tune of two-million jobs and said 500,000 businesses have accessed the Canada Emergency Business Account.

Trudeau said the federal government is also creating an industry strategy council, which will help determine how best to support the hardest-hit sectors in the pandemic.

More to come.