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The Senate gave quick approval Thursday to a new round of pandemic aid after Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland made a pre-Christmas plea to rubber-stamp the help and promised that benefits would flow quickly to businesses and workers in needs Jenna Moon.

Bill C-2 would provide targeted aid to businesses that are ordered closed and to workers sent homeThe province will lift its work from home order, but will still recommend it., as part of a local lockdownThe move comes as Peel Region and Toronto are shuttering any workplace Friday that has at least five COVID-19 cases, as well as wage and rent subsidies to those still recovering from previous pandemic restrictions.

Freeland told senators the government created the measures in case there was another wave of the COVID-19 pandemicPatrick Osler, 43, gets his COVID-19 AstraZeneca shot a, and argued they’re needed even more now with the rapidly spreading Omicron variantThe Star. Follow her on Twitter: @alex_mckeen.

Just before Freeland’s appearance by video conference at the SenateThe government to launch a free vaccination drive as well as ensure uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals., the House of Commons voted to fast-track the legislation to the upper chamber as one of its final acts before MPs agreed to leave the national capital for a winter break that will run until the end of Januaryarenas.

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