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Canadian legislators break deadlock, vote for coronavirus aid

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OTTAWA (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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