Emergency Funding Bill Now Law
An emergency federal bill putting billions of dollars into the hands of Canadians and businesses is now law after MP’s and Senators worked into the early morning hours.
The emergency payments will start to flow in April with GST cheques and increased child benefit cheques to follow in May.
The emergency payments will help support workers who can’t be work because of COVID-19, whether it’s because they have to self-isolate or look after someone else, or because the business can’t afford to pay them.
The Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the payments are just the first step to help Canadian workers and the economy as healthy as possible .