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$2,000 per month for Canadians from new emergency COVID-19 benefits, PM says

$2,000 per month for Canadians from new emergency COVID-19 benefits, PM says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured struggling and laid-off workers that they will be able to access new emergency benefits within 10 days of applying. People who have been laid off, those who are sick, caretakers and self-employed workers can receive up to $2,000 a month for four months, the prime minister said Wednesday. Already, the government has processed 143,000 applications....

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

The government of Canada will provide 16 weeks of payments to workers whose income drops to zero because of the pandemic. The emergency benefit will include workers who have been furloughed by their employers but technically still have jobs. OTTAWA — The federal government is repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by COVID-19. Instead, the Liberals say...

Business, labour groups say Liberals’ COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help

Stimulus bill contains provisions for a 10 percent wage subsidy for 90 days, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per business. OTTAWA — The federal government’s planned wage subsidy for businesses hit hard by COVID-19 is being panned this morning by a voice for thousands of small businesses and a major union. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business...

Philippine President Duterte granted special powers to address Covid-19 crisis

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The chamber approved House Bill 6616, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, with 284 affirmative votes, 9 negative votes, and no abstention....

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