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Canada to give provinces, territories up to C$2 billion for school restart

Christian Fernsby |
Canada will give up to C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) in additional funding to provinces and territories to help reopen schools safely as students return to classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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“Students and staff are anxious about what the school year may hold. As a dad and as a former teacher, I get that,” Trudeau said at a public school in Toronto where he announced the federal funding.

“We’ve made this funding flexible so provinces and ultimately schools can use it for what they need most from hand sanitizer to remote learning,” he added.

The Canadian school year typically starts in early September, but many districts have said they will either delay or stagger the return this year as they get plans in place to try to limit the spread of the virus among children.

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