If the US does put troops along the Canadian border, it would be a significant departure from the traditionally friendly relations between Canada and its southern neighbour.
Last week, Canada's banks rolled out programs to allow clients who have lost income as a result of the new coronavirus to defer payments on mortgages and other loans for up to six months.
Freeland said the specifics of what the U.S.is proposing is a question for American officials to answer and declined to say what the Trump administration is contemplating.
Parliament has passed the federal government's emergency legislation that will get tens of billions of dollars in assistance to Canadians and their businesses hurt by the COVID-19 outbreak.More news: Can pets be infected with COVID-19?
The newly merged fund will provide people who are not receiving a paycheque during the pandemic with $2,000 each month for up to four months. Trudeau says he expects the money to flow in 10 days.
The prime minister also said he's taking additional measures to prevent a rise in unemployment and poverty in Canada. "And we have said 'We really don't think is the right way to treat a trusted friend and military ally'".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the comments Thursday during his daily news conference in Ottawa.
Trudeau said that the G20 global leaders spoke about the health and economic response to a rapidly spreading virus that, as several federal officials have stated, knows no borders.More news: Feds launch mandatory 14-day quarantine for all returning travellers
Trudeau was set to receive the latest modelling from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday on the evolution of the virus and he vowed to share what he could, saying Canadians "deserve the best information we've got about what's happening today and what tomorrow might bring, because otherwise the uncertainty can be really tough".
That Canada Emergency Response Benefit will offer $2,000 a month in direct support through the Canada Revenue Agency, and is the main reason the cost of direct COVID-19 aid almost doubled from an estimated $27 billion last week to $52 billion now.
Those who have applied and are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) can find out more how they will be affected here.More news: $2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House