Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls – National

Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls - National

If you have some last-minute questions about your annual tax returns, the Canada Revenue Agency is bracing for your call. The federal tax agency is approaching the revised June 1 tax deadline after several weeks of fielding an unprecedented volume of calls — nearly three million phone calls since the …

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Canada to provide more COVID-19 funding for off-reserve Indigenous people – National

Canada to provide more COVID-19 funding for off-reserve Indigenous people - National

The federal government is to provide more financial support to help off-reserve Indigenous People weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding expected today comes amid criticism that the Trudeau government has largely ignored the plight of thousands of Indigenous people who live off-reserve and in urban centres. Many of them …

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Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease – National

Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions on Friday on whether the federal government will implement any measures to help Canadians with underlying health conditions who fear returning to work as novel coronavirus restrictions ease. During his daily news conference on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau was asked if …

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Coronavirus: Basic income in Manitoba should be a right, not a privilege, says BIM chair – Winnipeg

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Many Canadians have lost jobs but have been saved from financial ruin during the COVID-19 pandemic. A major contributor has been the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), providing $500 a week for those who have lost their income. As of May 7, the federal government has received 11.21 million applications …

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Parliamentary budget officer to release costing of Canada’s COVID-19 aid programs – National

Parliamentary budget officer to release costing of Canada’s COVID-19 aid programs - National

Canadians will get an update today on two of the costliest emergency aid programs the federal government has initiated to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis. The parliamentary budget officer is scheduled to post a costing note on the 75 per cent wage subsidy — a program the government expects …

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RCMP arrest 2 in Surrey, B.C. in connection to $33,000 in stolen CERB cheques, refunds

RCMP arrest 2 in Surrey, B.C. in connection to $33,000 in stolen CERB cheques, refunds

The RCMP say they’ve arrested two people after recovering $33,000 worth of government-issued cheques that were allegedly stolen from several places in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The Mounties in Surrey say the cheques include Canada Emergency Response Benefits, GST cheques and income tax refunds, in addition to cheques issued by …

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Adding ‘insult to injury’: Canadians stuck on CERB payments get government email prompt – National

Adding ‘insult to injury’: Canadians stuck on CERB payments get government email prompt - National

David Ostrum is among many Canadians who have been caught in a bureaucratic Catch-22 right in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Victoria, B.C., cab driver says it’s been impossible to contact the federal government to provide the additional information Ottawa says its needs to keep his Canada …

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Your CERB money is taxable. Here’s how it’s going to work – National

Your CERB money is taxable. Here’s how it’s going to work - National

Six million Canadians have applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The federal income support program provides $2,000 every four weeks for up to 16 weeks to Canadians who’ve been financially affected by the pandemic. Ottawa isn’t withholding any taxes at source on those …

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Coronavirus: Migrant workers, foreign students across Canada calling for aid

Coronavirus: Migrant workers, foreign students across Canada calling for aid

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, undocumented and migrant workers and foreign students from across Canada spoke out Thursday. They were calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to “fill the gaps” that exclude them from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Related News “The last month, we reached out to the …

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Coronavirus: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls on feds to lift all CERB criteria – National

Coronavirus: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls on feds to lift all CERB criteria - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 11, 2020 10:17 am Updated April 11, 2020 10:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he wants the government to lift all criteria for …

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