The money is in addition to the $ 19 billion Trudeau has already pledged to provinces and territories to help them cope with the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies and health care systems.
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He briefed prime ministers on his plan during a conference call Tuesday afternoon.
Sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the details before the announcement, confirmed certain details to The Canadian Press.
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Funding should be allocated based on the number of students from each province and territory.
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Education is a provincial jurisdiction and the sources said Trudeau would fully respect that.
The provinces and territories will be able to spend the money however they see fit to strengthen their efforts so that schools can reopen this fall in the safest possible way.
Schools have been closed across the country since COVID-19 began sweeping the country in mid-March.
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