Advertisement

Trudeau to join weekend House of Commons sitting on COVID-19 wage subsidy bill

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau gives more details on Canada Emergency Business Account
WATCH: Trudeau gives more details on Canada Emergency Business Account

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s schedule is about to change as the federal government continues to avoid invoking the Emergencies Act.

Trudeau will be at the House of Commons on Saturday as the government attempts to pass the wage subsidy bill.

READ MORE: How many Canadians have the new coronavirus? Total number of confirmed cases by region

The prime minister primarily has been working from home since March 12 when his wife tested positive for COVID-19. He says he will conduct his daily televised address to the country from parliament on Saturday.

Trudeau calls the wage subsidy bill the largest economic measures Canada has seen since the Second World War.

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says they may look at loosening virus-control measures in summer
Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says they may look at loosening virus-control measures in summer

The bill will allow companies to get a 75-per-cent subsidy on each employee’s wages.

[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]

The prime minister will not conduct daily press conferences Sunday and Monday, saying he will spend more time with his family.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer spar over delays on coronavirus bill

Meanwhile, Trudeau is not planning to invoke the Emergencies Act, which would give the federal government sweeping powers.