Prime Minister Justin Trudeau providing an update on COVID-19.
The newly created benefit for workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19 may be a model for how the federal government helps unemployed Canadians in the future, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said Thursday. This information would be relayed to border guards to intercept people.
"People are getting desperate and we are in trying times we have never been in before", she said.
U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct a training exercise in the Anapra area, in front of the wall that divides Sunland Park, N.M., from the Mexican state of Chihuahua.More news: Retired FBI agent, missing in Iran since 2007, died in captivity: Family
"The only objective of that is to spread that message as widely as possible, reach as many people as possible, so they hear it loud and clear", said a member of Trudeau's team speaking on background. We have trade, some illegal trade, that we don't like. "And we feel that it needs to remain that way".
Mr. Trump also suggested that putting troops closer to Canada would help even things out with Mexico.
Bruce Heyman, a former USA ambassador to Canada, said it would be a serious misuse of resources and a unsafe and inappropriate use of American troops. "I'm concerned about how citizens look at that", he said in a telephone interview.
"In Canada, we do have troops along the border". The plan did not appear meant to help border guards search for illicit shipments of heavy metals.
Global News said less than 1,000 American troops would be stationed within 30 kilometers (20 miles) of the Canadian frontier, between official border checkpoints, and use sensor technologies to detect irregular crossers.More news: Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk
The comments came after the governing Liberals reached a deal in the House of Commons on an $82 billion (US$57 billion) stimulus package to bolster an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss internal discussions.
The memo, obtained by The Nation news outlet, is from Department of Homeland Security acting executive secretary Julianna Blackwell. The troops would remain in place until September 30, the memo says.
"Today, we are announcing Kirsten Hillman as our country's next Ambassador to the United States".
"Protecting our border is a national security priority and without proper precautions, which can only happen through orderly, lawful entry at the borders, the virus could pose greater risk to migrants, travelers, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and all Americans".
Former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman said the proposal is "entirely political" and not supported by any rationale.More news: Coronavirus Fight Back: Dyson to Produce 15,000 Ventilators
"Just proposing this is highly risky".