Financial aid coming for artists & those paying commercial rent

“Artists, in these tough times, continue to help us dream and reflect.”

In this morning’s daily briefing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced financial aid for artists and people paying commercial rent for brick and mortar businesses.

“It’s also difficult for artists and creators across the country,” Prime Minister Trudeau said (translated from French c/o CTV). “Cultural places are closed and work is not as many. Those who didn’t work before COVID-19 who were not included will now be included into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The artists in these tough times continue to help us dream and reflect, and put sun in our daily lives, and we will always be thankful for them.

“For others who still need help, including post-secondary students and businesses worried about commercial rent, we will have more to say to you very soon. No matter who you are or where you live, we are in your corner.” ■

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