Trudeau: Tories Prioritized Politics Over Giving Benefits To Canadians With Disabilities

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out swinging against Conservatives Thursday over his minority government’s failure to quickly pass emergency legislation to send financial aid to Canadians living with disabilities. “The Conservatives’ choice to put politics ahead of helping people will have caused extra hardship for Canadians,” he said during a press conference at an Ottawa-area small business. Trudeau was reacting to how opposition parties refused to give unanimous consent Wednesday to debate and vote on a bill to, among other things, provide a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 for Canadians living with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.