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THE MORE OVERLOOKED PARTS OF BUDGET 2021.

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❚ $77 million in new money is being added to the battle against military sexual misconduct while the government says it will be redirectin­g another $158 million from other parts of the Armed Forces to address the issue in the ranks.

❚ $100 million over three years for innovative mental health interventi­ons for population­s disproport­ionately impacted by COVID-19, including health-care workers, front-line workers, youth, seniors, Indigenous people, and racialized and Black Canadians.

❚ $50 million over two years for those suffering from PTSD and other mental-health trauma from COVID-19.

❚ $28.6 million over five years, and $5.7 million per year ongoing, to address antimicrob­ial resistance.

❚ $82.5 million this year to help Canadian airports better test for COVID-19, $6.7 million to acquire and use sanitizati­on equipment, and $271 million for pandemic screening efforts.

❚ $57.6 million to help employers offset the costs of isolating temporary foreign workers upon their arrival in Canada.

❚ $656.1 million over five years, and $123.8 million ongoing, to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to modernize Canada’s borders, including touchless and automated systems, contraband detection systems and infrastruc­ture security.

❚ $9.9 million over two years for the Canadian Space Agency to plan the next generation of Earth-observatio­n satellites.

❚ $17.6 million over five years, and $3.4 million per year ongoing, to create a Data Commission­er that would help government and business protect people’s personal data and encourage innovation in the digital marketplac­e.

❚ $60 million over the next two years to protect wetlands and trees on farms, and $10 million over the next two years to power farms with clean energy.

❚ $200 million through the regional developmen­t agencies to support major festivals, and $200 million through Canadian Heritage to support local festivals, community cultural events, outdoor theatre performanc­es, museums, amateur sport events, and more.

❚ $300 million over two years to establish a recovery fund for the heritage, arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors and $70 million over three years to help the livemusic sector.

❚ $21 million in 2021-22 to support Cbc/radio-canada through the pandemic.

❚ $39.3 million over two years to the book industry.

❚ $101 million over two years to help wineries adapt to ongoing challenges.

❚ $200 million to establish a fund to combat anti-black racism and improve social and economic outcomes in Black communitie­s.

❚ $15 million over three years for a new fund to address challenges facing the LBTQ community.

❚ $116 million over two years to address the opioid epidemic and other substance-abuse concerns.

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