March 25, 2020 / 11:44 AM / 8 days ago

RPT-Canadian legislators break deadlock, vote for coronavirus aid

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OTTAWA, March 25 (Reuters) - After almost 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.

The bill - which also includes C$55 billion in the form of tax deferrals - must now be approved by the unelected Senate, which will meet later on Wednesday. Government officials say they anticipate senators will quickly approve the measures. (Reporting by David Ljunggren Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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