Premiers believe that these funds must be used quickly to protect the health and safety of our citizens and to make a real contribution to the recovery of the economy. In this case, funds for all priorities are transferred directly to New Brunswick. This one-time transfer is in addition to a September transfer for the second tranche of trial funding and is with the exception of the federal Pan-Canadian Sick Leave program and federal operating expenses for testing, contact tracking, data management and PSA. FREDERICTON (GNB) – The agreement on a safe restart between federal, regional and territorial governments will help New Brunswick better prepare for the lingering challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Prime Minister Blaine Higgs. Through multilateral processes and discussions, federal, provincial and territorial governments have committed to achieving common goals such as protecting vulnerable populations. The goal of the agreement is to ensure that provinces and territories have the resources they need to reopen the economy while ensuring the safety of Canadians, with a focus on immediate needs over the next six to eight months. Canadians have been well served by the strong and collaborative efforts of Prime Ministers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. All Premiers reaffirm their commitment to this approach while continuing to address their shared priority of the well-being and safety of all Canadians. The Safe Restart Agreement will provide $14 million to help operators ensure they have the resources they need to comply with COVID 19 health and safety guidelines, while supporting an increase in hours of service,” the province said in a press release. As part of this agreement, the federal government will work with New Brunswick to invest and support provincial data efforts that can contribute to the development of a national data management system to facilitate the rapid and comprehensive exchange of information they deem relevant within and under governments. In particular, New Brunswick will exchange both available test data and inventory and testing material information. “Last year, particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic, it became clear that access to affordable, safe and quality child care was important to families, our health care system and our economy. Training and child care centres, operators and educators have played a crucial role in guiding New Brunswick through the pandemic recovery phase, but they need help to continue their important work.
Dominic Cardy, New Brunswick`s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, “The Covid-19 pandemic has had significant financial consequences for many New Brunswick families. The Canadian government is committed to providing parents with access to safe and affordable child care so that they can return to work and we can work together for a strong economic recovery. ” – Queen`s Privy Council for Canada President and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc Higgs thanked the other Prime Ministers and Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland for their leadership and determination. to reach an agreement that benefits all Canadians.