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One-on-one with Trudeau: Will he declare a federal state of emergency over COVID-19?

Last Updated Mar 17, 2020 at 9:35 am PST

FILE - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained Parliament could return temporarily in order to pass emergency measures to support Canadians and businesses amid the growing outbreak. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out the future possibility of declaring a federal state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, but says we haven’t hit that point yet.

Trudeau also says his government is considering boosting the Canada Child Benefit, providing income supports for workers who don’t qualify for EI, and help with mortgages as his government prepares to unveil a stimulus package.

The Prime Minister, who is in isolation after his wife tested positive for COVID-19, spoke one-one-one with our Parliament Hill Reporter Cormac Mac Sweeney

Listen to the complete interview below: