economic stabilization program

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Trudeau government spending billions to make people better off than before recession

There are an estimated 177,700 CERB-eligible spouses living in households with at least $100,000 in income.


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Unemployment spike may trigger rethink of EI program in Atlantic Canada and beyond

The rest of the country may not be willing to subsidize Atlantic Canadian seasonal workers like in the past.


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Canada’s stabilization program overdue for a rethink

Alberta became eligible for stabilization payments in 2015/16 and 2016/2017.


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Equalization is broken and needs fixing now

The fiscal capacity gap between “have” and "have-not" provinces has shrunk from 27 per cent to 6 per cent.


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History of government difficulty in writing cheques to Canadians

The auditor general noted there were 3.8 million more social insurance numbers for Canadians 20 years and older than actual people in that age group.


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Employers must be allowed to temporarily lay off workers during COVID crisis

High regulatory and severance costs alongside legislative uncertainty will exacerbate an already bad situation.


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Ottawa enacts measured, well-targeted response to coronavirus downturn

The Trudeau government announced temporary increases to the GST credit and Canada Child Benefit.