Amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the federal cabinet is setting a new agenda that will focus on avoiding another economy-wide lockdown and bracing for a potential second wave.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his cabinet behind closed doors Monday for a two-day planning session. They began meeting almost a month after Mr. Trudeau announced Parliament’s prorogation and scheduled a new Speech from the Throne on Sept. 23. At the time, the Prime Minister said the pandemic presented an “unprecedented opportunity” to rebuild, and his government would lay out a plan to make the economy more green, inclusive and fair.
On Monday though, Mr. Trudeau signalled a shift in emphasis back to the immediate needs presented by the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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“Our focus right now is on the COVID …