"While the commitment to place ads in Canadian media is certainly welcome, and will provide short-term support there are bigger systemic issues that need to be addressed", said Mr. Hinds in a statement.
"They will get to your application".
When the Liberals unveiled their response package, they proposed two benefits - one to flow through the employment insurance system and another for those who don't qualify for EI benefits, such as self-employed workers.
Both Tam and Njoo regularly repeated the same instructions to Canadians: don't leave home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, wash your hands regularly and self-isolate unless you need to go out for such "necessities" as groceries or medication. "This is why the government of Canada is taking immediate action so Canadians can continue to access diverse and reliable sources of news", he said at Wednesday's daily ministerial briefing.
"If you want things to get back to normal, do your part", said Trudeau.
The bill includes a major change to government programs to support people who can't work because of COVID-19, offering $2,000 a month in direct support through the Canada Revenue Agency.
"The original bill was very open-ended", a source told iPolitics Wednesday. A $300 increase to the Canada Child Benefit lands in May. Trudeau says they are now testing 10,000 people per day for COVID-19. "There is nothing regular about what we are facing".
The bill also gives the federal ministers of health and finance the power to approve spending "all money required to do anything" to deal with a public health emergency. "We will always ensure that our system works in a robust way both around accountability and helping Canadians as quickly as is necessary in these exceptional circumstances".
While reports began circulating around 10 p.m. Tuesday of a breakthrough in talks, the source said the Conservatives did not receive a final draft of the revised legislation until 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, at which time they reviewed the prospective bill before reaching an agreement at 2:30 a.m.
After nearly a day of wrangling, Canada's House of Commons agreed early on Wednesday to approve a C$27 billion ($18.8 billion) stimulus bill to help people and businesses deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
"So what we are doing is ensuring we enable people to bridge through this very hard time", he added.
The Liberals lack a majority of seats in the House of Commons and need the support of opposition parties to pass legislation.
Reid was not present during the overnight voting session, but one of his Conservative colleagues - rural Ontario MP Michael Chong - voiced opposition of his own, citing a clause that he said allows the employment minister to amend a law with only Morneau's approval needed.