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LIVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $200 million for shelters, domestic abuse victims

Millions of masks set to arrive in Canada within 48 hours, Trudeau says
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $200 million in funding for emergency shelters and victims of domestic abuse Saturday, with $40 million of that fundiing dedicated to womens shelters, sexual assault centres and women facing violence. 

Trudeau acknowledged the call for national projections for the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead offered a link to current information on the Government of Canada website

The prime minister also used Saturday's address from Rideau Cottage to announce that "millions of masks" will arrive in Canada within the next 48 hours. 

When asked by media about the order issued to 3M by U.S. President Donald Trump to stop the export of N95 masks, Trudeau said Canada has been engaged in "constructive conversations" over the past week, adding that the U.S. would only be "hurting itself" by restricting the flow of goods across the border. 

Original Story:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to brief Canadians on COVID-19 in what has become his daily address from Rideau Cottage.

Village Media will carry the livestream.