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Ottawa ready to help Saskatchewan fight COVID-19, Trudeau reiterates


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to provide any supports necessary to help Saskatchewan with its COVID-19 crisis.

In a conversation with Premier Scott Moe Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office says the two leaders spoke about Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases, increasing vaccination efforts and what the province needs to overcome the fourth wave of the pandemic.

A statement from Ottawa says Trudeau reiterated that the federal government “remains ready to respond to any requests” from Saskatchewan for aid.


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Trudeau encouraged Moe to identify any specific needs as they emerge.

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The pair also talked about encouraging vaccine uptake with Indigenous, rural and remote communities.

Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of active COVID-19 cases in Canada and its hospitals are overburdened with patients fighting the virus.




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