National Federal Government Announces $2,000 A Month Covid-19 Benefit News Centre

26 Mars, 2020, 16:27 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Bernhard was also skeptical that the measures announced on Wednesday would make a huge difference to media organizations, adding he was anxious the government would be slow in approving tax credits or other assistance at a time when it is facing so many other challenges. "The measures being implemented through Bill C-13 show that we will do whatever it takes to ensure that the health of Canadians is protected, that families and businesses are supported, and that our economy remains strong in the face of uncertainty".

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit, an amalgamation of two previously announced benefits, will be available to workers who've lost their jobs, are sick or quarantined and are taking care of someone ill with the coronavirus, as well as to parents caring for their children due to school and daycare closures.

The target date for this benefit to launch is April 6.

"Trudeau also said the online portal will be available soon, and Canadians will get the funds, ".within 10 days of applying". The House was suspended while those negotiations took place behind closed doors.

Earlier on March 24, Conservatives raised objections to what they dubbed a Liberal "power grab", balking at provisions in a draft of the legislation that would have given the government even more sweeping powers to unilaterally spend, borrow and change taxation levels without Parliament's approval for the next 21 months.

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"If you lost your job because of COVID-19 whether you're full time, contract or self-employed, this new benefit will be there for you", he said.

"Above all the most important way we can work together is by staying apart". Canada is performing 10,000 tests daily, Trudeau said. He said everyone wants to know the depth of the economic hurt, how long it will last and whether it will come in waves.

Trudeau said the controversial clause in the bill would be nixed, but continued to press for capabilities to respond quickly to new developments in the spread of the virus. "There is nothing regular about what we are facing".

"Since last Monday we've already processed 143,000 employment insurance claims, Trudeau said".

In his Wednesday address, Trudeau promised that the government is doing everything possible to give Canadians financial relief during this hard time.

The prime minister said the government will provide financial aid to the media companies that have seen their advertising revenue dry up as corporations have had to close their doors because of the COVID-19 crisis.



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