OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Parliament will likely sit again to pass emergency measures for the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He says Wednesday, and the government is planning changes to upcoming tax deadlines to provide more flexibility for businesses and taxpayers.
Some moves will require legislative approval, and Trudeau says a short limited sitting is needed to get it.
He is also playing down the idea of invoking a national state of emergency, saying the government is looking at other ways to provide needed help for Canadians.
But he is warning that the situation in the country around COVID-19 could last weeks or months.
Trudeau also says that as of Wednesday, Parks Canada will suspend visitor services at all national parks and historic sites.
(The Canadian Press)