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COVID-19: Freeland says Omicron variant as “underscored” importance of pandemic supports offered by Bill C-2

Speaking to the Finance Committee on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the Omicron COVID-19 variant has “underscored” the importance of the pandemic benefits offered by Bill C-2, which she said would allow the government to act immediately to protect workers and businesses should another lockdown be required.