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Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

From: Department of Finance Canada
Originally Posted March 25th, 2020

To support workers and help businesses keep their employees, the government has proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB would be a simpler and more accessible combination of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit.

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