What coronavirus financial supports are available for British Columbians

With tens of thousands of British Columbians facing layoffs, work stoppages or business closures due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering how they will make ends meet.

Both the federal and provincial government have pledged stimulus packages to help Canadians get through the coming months.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion financial aid package, worth three per cent of Canada’s GDP.

British Columbia is expected to unveil details of its own plan on Monday.

Earlier this week, Premier John Horgan said B.C.’s plan would be designed to fill gaps or top up areas where federal assistance wasn’t enough.

Here’s what we know about financial supports available to British Columbians so far.

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