Trudeau, G20 leaders to confer on international response to COVID-19 pandemic

Clay Curtis
March 27, 2020

Those getting EI benefits now would receive the new benefit, dubbed the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, if payments end before October 3 and they can't go back to work due to COVID-19.

The coronavirus has already taken a strong toll on Canada's economy.

This benefit will apply to any Canadian out of work due to reasons related to COVID-19, including for sickness, quarantine, caregiving, staying home to take care of children or loss of jobs.

The Liberal government is repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by COVID-19.

"If you lost your job due to COVID-19, whether you're full-time, part-time, contract or self-employed, this new benefit will be there for you".

Morneau added that the temporary 10 per cent wage subsidy will continue to be offered to workers employed by small businesses that continue to be paid.

Introduces a pause on the repayments of Canada Student Loans in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Canada Student Loans Act, and the Apprenticeship Loans Act in order to introduce a 6-month moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans for all borrowers now in repayment.

The new benefit combines the $10-billion emergency-care benefit and the $5-billion emergency-support benefit that were announced last week. "Families are anxious about when they'll get help".

Daughter, 21, believed to be youngest in United Kingdom to die from coronavirus
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old male is said to have been the youngest person in the country to have died from the virus. Chloe's aunt wrote: "My handsome , kind hearted 21 year old niece Chloe has passed away from Covid-19".

Ensures the availability of drugs and medical devices by providing the Government with the authority to make regulations to address any future shortages of therapeutic products, including drugs and medical devices.

"If you read it, you'll see that they have essentially delegated to ministers of health, ministers of finance, foreign ministers and other ministers to report back to them and endorsed the work of the World Health Organization and the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank", said Robertson, who is vice president and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute think tank.

All non-essential businesses in Ontario and Quebec - two of its most populous provinces - have been closed by order of the provincial governments.

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association's executive vice-president Dennis Laycraft says the industry has been working with Agriculture Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ensure meat-packing plants remain open.

The government expects to enact the emergency measure from April 6, according to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the government was trying to balance the need to act quickly to help Canadians with the need to remain accountable to Parliament.

We've chose to take a look at how Daily Hive's four provinces compare when it comes to direct deposits from their provincial governments - sorry Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Maritimes; you'll just have to keep your fingers crossed for a Daily Hive Winnipeg, Saskatoon, or St. John's expansion sometime down the line.

"We recognize that they are a significant challenge for many Canadians at this point", Trudeau said.

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