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IN THE NEWS | Morneau facing pressure to unwind massive COVID-19 support programs ahead of fiscal update

Published: July 7, 2020

published: 2020-07-07 National Post.com NEWS, Words: 816 OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is facing calls to begin unwinding key COVID-19 support programs in his fiscal update on Wednesday, as businesses warn that unrestrained extensions of financial aid could crimp an eventual economic recovery. Federal opposition parties, academics, and industry groups have been urging Ottawa […]

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IN THE NEWS | CERB needed ‘better words’

Published: June 24, 2020

published: 2020-06-24 Calgary Sun (FINAL) by: Ryan Wolstat NEWS | A20, Words: 338 Canada’s Employment Minister admits the government could have “picked better words” to scare off would-be COVID-19 relief program cheats, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. “While I remain committed to not in any way penalizing someone who honestly commits a mistake or an error […]

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IN THE NEWS | Conservatives hold worst attendance record at House of Commons COVID-19 committee

Published: June 23, 2020

published: 2020-06-23 07:01 (EST) Globe and Mail.com The low turnout is prompting charges of hypocrisy from the NDP by: Marieke Walsh Despite calls from Andrew Scheer for more parliamentary oversight during the coronavirus pandemic, the Conservatives have the worst attendance record of all five political parties at the House of Commons COVID-19 committee meetings. Of […]

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IN THE NEWS | 10,000 in New West receive CERB, but that’s not enough: MP

Published: June 17, 2020

Chris Campbell / New West Record An estimated 10,000 New Westminster residents are receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), says New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian. That’s a big figure, but even that’s not enough for Julian, who says many people with disabilities are being unfairly left out of much-needed funding. Burnaby South MP and […]

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IN THE NEWS | Known fraudsters targeting CERB for wrongful benefits, Commons committee told

Published: June 11, 2020

published: 2020-06-11 Canadian Press Newswire OTTAWA _ Harsh penalties for defrauding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit are needed because organized crime and identity thieves are trying to scam the program, a House of Commons committee was told Thursday. A Canada Revenue Agency official said federal systems have already flagged a number of potential fraudulent applications […]

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