Alberta Mirror

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Ottawa reports law to start ‘last step’ of Canada’s COVID-19 assistance plans

Key takeaways: 

  • New commercial businesses will be open till at least following spring.
  • ‘This is a significant and intentional fiscal pivot,’ stated Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday.

New financial programs for Canada’s covid-19 support schemes: 

In one of its first orders since the return of Parliament, the federal government has delayed law to build a series of distinct, more particular pandemic support businesses.

The Liberal government states the difference signifies a more targeted strategy to economic restoration that will lead Canada through the next stage of pandemic.

“I see this legislation as very much the last step in our COVID support programs,” stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland during a Wednesday night press conference. Source – cbc.ca

“It is what I really hope and truly believe is the final pivot.” Source – cbc.ca

Freeland stated positive new additions — including great vaccination rates, the return of kids to schools and the nation’s continued economic revival — mean the broad government continues that happened last year are no longer required.

Ottawa considers the cost of the new projects at $7.4 billion for the point of Oct. 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022.

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The federal government paid $289 billion on economic support plans from the beginning of the pandemic to October 2021.

The developments were first declared on Oct. 22.

Supports for workers and companies will remain

The new support plans involve actions meant to assist individual workers and industries that have been late to heal from the economic disorder induced by the pandemic.

Workers hit by any future local lockdown projects will have a way to a new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, which will contribute $300 per week. That plan is slated to last until May 7, 2022.

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