Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims provinces aren’t taking advantage of federal government aid aimed at bolstering contact tracing efforts. Mike Le Couteur looks at who’s not asking for help, and the barriers facing contact tracers.
“We are there to support provinces right across the country … it is up to the provincial government to roll out the resources we’ve given them in the right way, and ask for more if they need it, because we’re there to help,” Trudeau said on Wednesday.
Manitoba currently has the second-highest per capita number of cases in Canada, behind only Quebec. On Tuesday, a record-number of cases were identified in the province at 124.
In Ontario, contract tracing has all but been abandoned as cases rise in several major cities, including Toronto.
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