The federal government is rolling out $27 billion in new spending and $55 billion in credit to help families and businesses get past the Covid-19 pandemic, which has reduced consumer spending, interrupted work life and caused financial pain.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that he planned to have a long talk with the clerk of the Privy Council, the federal government’s top civil servant, about how to get the announced measures helping Canadians quickly. The departments involved have started shifting resources to better manage the increased pressure they will face, but only a few details of how to access the programs are available so far.

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