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Trudeau government's CERB payments to end this coming fall

Trudeau said more details would be unveiled in the coming weeks, noting that "sickness and carefivers benefits" would also be in place for those who catch COVID-19.
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed media on Friday, announcing a plan to move CERB recipients to Employment Insurance (EI) in the coming fall.

Trudeau said that a "transitional, parallel benefit" similar to EI would be put into place for those who don't meet the thresholds of EI. This includes contract workers and those in the gig economy.

"It will include access to training, and being able to work more hours and earn more money while receiving the benefit," Trudeau said.

"We intend to cover every Canadian who is looking for work with a better, 21st-century EI system."

Trudeau said more details would be unveiled in the coming weeks, noting that "sickness and carefivers benefits" would also be in place for those who catch COVID-19.

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance benefit will also be extended into August.

More than 8.16 million people have received support from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, providing $2,000 a month to Canadians who have lost their income due to COVID-19, according to the Liberal Party website.

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