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Economy, Society

Government extends emergency benefit program by 8 more weeks

Citing “a long journey ahead” on the road to Canada’s economic recovery, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that the federal government is extending by two more months a key income replacement program for millions of Canadians who lost their »

Economy, Politics, Society

Government looks at extending emergency benefit program, says Trudeau

The minority Liberal government is looking at ways of extending a federal program that pays benefits to millions of Canadians who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. Speaking at his daily »

Economy, Politics

Opposition parties thwart Liberals’ emergency COVID-19 aid legislation

Canada’s minority Liberal government suffered a legislative setback Wednesday as opposition parties refused to give unanimous consent to speedily pass the latest emergency legislation proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The emergency sitting of the House of Commons came to »

Economy, Politics, Society

Liberal legislation to tighten rules for pandemic emergency assistance

The Liberal government is proposing legislation aimed at cracking down on fraudulent claims for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), but will not punish people who made “honest mistakes” in claiming the federal pandemic assistance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers’ bonus

The province of Manitoba is distributing $120 million to workers who have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. The money will see about 100,000 essential services employees receive checks of around $1,000 each under what the province »

Economy, Society

Expanded COVID-19 benefits to include part-time and seasonal workers: Trudeau

Part-time and seasonal workers are now eligible to claim the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. Speaking at his daily briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau announced that the federal government is stepping up to better support »

Economy, Society

How to apply for federal COVID-19 benefit programs

Canadians who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 crisis can apply for emergency income support benefits as of today. More than 240,000 people have already signed up for the benefits as of Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said »

Politics, Society

Trudeau asks Parliament to reconvene to pass enhanced COVID-19 economic aid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is seeking to recall the Parliament again to pass “the largest economic program in Canada’s history” barely a week after it adopted a massive aid package to help Canadians cope with the economic »