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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Minister of Everything Chrystia Freeland a new job as overseer of the federal COVID-19 response, and the deputy PM held her first press conference in that role yesterday alongside Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam. Freeland’s ad-hoc cabinet committee on the coronavirus had met earlier in the day, on the heels of Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz announcing an interest rate cut as global markets respond to the outbreak. …read more