COVID-19: Trudeau to Canadians: ‘Enough is enough. Go home and stay home’


On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear that his government is out of patience with people ignoring advice to stay home and potentially spreading Covid-19.

“Enough is enough. Go home and stay home. This is what we all need to be doing,” Trudeau said at a press conference outside Rideau Cottage where he is self isolating.

Health officials across the country have warned Canadians to go outside only for essential reasons and to avoid gathering in large groups. Restaurants and bars have been closed and workers across many industries have been sent to work from home.

Despite those restrictions, social media was full of images over the weekend of people throwing large parties, gathering in beaches and parks, playing sports and generally ignoring the government’s recommendations. (

Mr. Trudeau announced $275 million for coronavirus research and medical countermeasures is part of the Government of Canada’s more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund. The funding will be used to advance projects that are already underway by university researchers and others to respond to COVID-19, and ensure domestic supply of potential vaccines. 

Today Trudeau government’s $82-billion emergency coronavirus support package has officially passed.

The fast-tracked legislation received royal assent from Governor General Julie Payette at roughly 1:30 PM on Wednesday following its rapid introduction in the House of Commons around 3:30 AM and passage by the Senate several hours later around noon. It contains broad new measures to help blunt the impact of the pandemic on Canadian workers and businesses.