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Feds Unveil $37B CERB Transition Plan

Source: Rachel Aiello, ctvnews.ca, August 21, 2020

There are still millions of unemployed Canadians, particularly in harder-hit industries. 

OTTAWA — The federal government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) into September, before transitioning the millions of people who are still claiming CERB onto a revamped Employment Insurance program starting Sept. 27.

The new plan released Thursday details how most people will be transitioned onto EI, though three new temporary benefits are also being established, including a form of paid sick leave. In total, these new financial assistance plans are budgeted to cost at least $37 billion over the next year.

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