The CERB extension was not mentioned in the Speech from the Throne and it will still end this week


During Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne in the Senate, one thing was clear. A Extension CERB does not happen.While the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue until next summer, the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will end as scheduled this week.

Instead of extending the CERB, the Liberal government says it will create more than a million jobs in Canada.

This will be done through “investments in the social sector and infrastructure, immediate training to quickly upgrade workers’ skills and incentives for employers to hire and retain workers.”

In order to avoid a federal election this fall, Trudeau’s speech must have secured the support of at least one other party.

However, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh had asked him to extend the CERB and set up paid sick leave, and the Prime Minister did not promise any of these things.

In a social media post moments after the speech ended, Singh tweeted to say, “This PM has shown us that his actions don’t match his empty words. ”

He added: “It doesn’t have to be that way. ”

What happens next remains to be seen.

The cover image of this article is for illustrative purposes only.


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