Canada reviewing its coronavirus aid to prepare for possible 2nd wave, Trudeau says

The federal government’s ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second … Read More

The end of CERB: A look at how and when the coronavirus aid may wrap up

A day after the federal government announced an eight-week extension, questions are being raised about how and when the federal government will end the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program … Read More

Coronavirus: CERB to be extended by 8 weeks, Trudeau says

Posted June 16, 2020 11:17 am Updated June 16, 2020 11:22 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government will … Read More

CRA reviewing 1,300 tips about possible CERB scammers

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received more than 1,000 tips from Canadians about potential misuses of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and other benefits related to the coronavirus … Read More

Feds urged to work together on aid for disabled Canadians as emergency bill in limbo

Federal politicians are being urged to work together to help Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 crisis. This after opposition parties refused Wednesday to give the unanimous consent needed to … Read More

CRA has received 190K repayments of CERB benefits Canadians shouldn’t have claimed

The Canada Revenue Agency has received nearly 190,000 repayments for coronavirus relief benefits some Canadians received through an emergency aid program that they weren’t entitled to get. And, as of … Read More

Trudeau loses NDP support for CERB reform bill that would punish fraudsters

The Trudeau Liberals’ push for changes to a key benefit for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic hit political roadblocks as the New Democrats withdrew support for a draft bill … Read More

Many Canadians will max out on CERB in July. What happens next?

Questions are mounting about how the federal government will continue to support Canadian workers who remain unemployed as emergency benefits offered during the coronavirus pandemic run out. On April 6, … Read More

Loophole in CERB could leave seniors vulnerable to scammers, MP warns

A loophole in the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit that doesn’t prohibit people charging fees to help others get relief funds needs to be closed to prevent scams, an NDP MP … Read More

CERB-style program will ease burden on central bank during future economic shocks: governor

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2020 5:06 pm Updated May 21, 2020 5:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Off-reserve Indigenous services to receive $75M boost amid coronavirus pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2020 7:14 am Updated May 21, 2020 11:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Two arrested 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 … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic raises question: Is it time for a basic income?

Economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus has led some to ask whether it’s time for a basic income. In Canada alone, more than a million people have lost their jobs since … Read More

Lobster fishers who decline work due to COVID-19 are eligible for federal benefits: Ottawa

As the start of the spring season approaches, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has confirmed that fishers who turn down work due to COVID-19 concerns will be eligible for federal benefits. … Read More