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News Government General
September 30, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 30, 2020  

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.

News Government General
September 18, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing General
August 20, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 16, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 14, 2020  

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.

News Government General
July 2, 2020  

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

News Government General
June 25, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 23, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 23, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 18, 2020  

$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.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 10, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 3, 2020  

Liberals detail changes to COVID-19 aid, MPs asked to OK new spending

More workers than expected were applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

News Government General
May 28, 2020  

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.