The leaders of the two largest federal parties talked about how they would help Canadians adjust to life after COVID-19 during campaign stops in Winnipeg yesterday.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announced new funding to support the safe return to work and school amid the pandemic.

He spoke at a grocery store in the Charleswood-St James-Assiniboia-Headingley riding, a seat that has bounced back and forth between Conservatives and Liberals over the last two decades. It's currently held by Conservative MP Marty Morantz.

Trudeau says that if reelected his government would provide federal employees with 10 sick days a year. He also promised to help businesses and schools improve ventilation systems.

Meanwhile, in a different part of town, but the same riding, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole highlighted an incentive for employers to rehire workers idled by COVID-19.

O'Toole spoke at Bison Transport, unveiling a plan to provide wage subsidies for new hires. The proposed plan would start at a subsidy of 25 per cent for any net new hire, and incrementally move up depending on how long a person has been unemployed, up to 50 per cent for someone unemployed for 10 months or longer.


With files from the Canadian Press.