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How Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to Canada’s sick-leave benefits under employment insurance Wednesday, to respond to concerns about COVID-19. Here is a quick overview of how the program works and what these changes mean: What are EI sick-leave benefits? Eligible workers with no or limited paid-leave benefits through their employers can apply...

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government
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Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer made a pre−campaign play for parental votes Tuesday as he promised that a Conservative government would introduce a tax credit for new mothers and fathers receiving special employment insurance benefits so they can stay home with a new child. The government taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents, along with any employer top−up,...