4 federal parties say they’ve applied for emergency wage subsidy – National

The federal Liberals, NDP, Green Party and Conservatives say they have applied for federal funding to pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bloc Quebecois did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy provides funding of 75 per cent of a worker’s wages to eligible businesses and non-profit organizations. The program is expected to cost $73 billion.

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