Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Trudeau reached out to Premier Savikataaq to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nunavut and the territory-wide lockdown which is now in effect. Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his commitment to helping Nunavut and all territories and provinces respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensure economic recovery.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Savikataaq discussed current federal support, notably through testing and personal protective equipment, and additional support which the federal government could provide to respond to Nunavut’s needs.
The Prime Minister and the Premier agreed on the importance of continuing to work together to quickly address the situation in the territory, and to protect the health and safety of Nunavummiut and all Canadians.