Mar 18, 2020
By Bob Komsic
There’ll be an emergency care benefit for those who fall ill, have to self-isolate or must care for a family member with COVID-19, but don’t qualify for employment insurance.There will also be an emergency support benefit for those who lose their jobs and don’t qualify for E-I, including self-employed workers who have to close up shop.
Ottawa intends to boost the Canada Child Benefit to help parents cover the cost of child care or other impacts of having to remain at home.
Other measures would include a G-S-T credit for low-income Canadians, boosting support for shelters to help those escaping gender-based violence and a six-month suspension on repayment of student loans.