Tories, Bloc say they supported COVID-19 aid package to help Canadians
Bill C-4 includes billions of dollars in new pandemic-related relief, passed unanimously.
New benefits for workers hurt by pandemic hits roadblock in Senate
Senate group complains of government pressure to pass billions of dollars’ worth of emergency pandemic-related legislation without adequate scrutiny.
Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts: minister
The Liberals unveiled the $37-billion package of three benefits and easier access to employment insurance last month as a replacement
Liberals to use regs to create income support after CERB winds down
Singh called on Trudeau to extend the CERB until the end of September and present a plan to fix EI by the end of this month.
CERB a top reason workers refuse to return to work: CFIB
Emergency benefit appears to be impeding small companies from staffing up as they reopen their businesses.
Federal wage subsidy to be extended to December: Trudeau
Nothing yet on how eligibility rules all be reshaped for the program critics say stop some employers from getting aid they need.
Transform CERB into a basic annual income program for better Canada
A basic income program is necessary, but not sufficient, for a complete economic safety net, researchers suggest
Eight more weeks of CERB to cost $17.9 billion, budget officer says
CERB, now budgeted at $60 billion, has paid out $52.14 billion to over eight million people as of June 21.
Auditor General needs bigger funding boost due to pandemic
Priorities are to examine the government’s ability to buy PPE for health-care workers, food supply and CERB.
Liberals look to fill EI gaps as some set to exhaust CERB aid
Now budgeted at $60 billion, CERB has paid out $43.51 billion to 8.41 million people as of June 4.
$500 a week COVID-19 benefit to be extended eight weeks: PM
Government will look at international best practices to determine what further changes will be needed.
Extending CERB for months could double $60B budget: PBO
8.41 million people have applied for the CERB, $43.51 billion in payments made as of June 4.
Significant changes to wage subsidy and CERB programs required: CFIB
Small business owners face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff as they return to work.
Liberals detail changes to COVID-19 aid, MPs asked to OK new spending
More workers than expected were applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
Virus aid programs have to end, others to be modified: Trudeau
Says fewer people would need help through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit as businesses reopen and workers are rehired.