Trudeau announces $9B in financial help for students due to coronavirus crisis


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students, after taking criticism that too many young people are falling through the cracks under existing COVID-19 support programs.

As part of that package announced Wednesday morning, students will be eligible for $1,250 a month from May through August. That will go up to $1,750 if the student is taking care of someone or has a disability.

Payments will be made through the Canada Revenue Agency.