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Right now, a lot of people are sitting around the kitchen table with bills trying to figure out what needs to be paid and how to plan for the coming months. If you’ve been laid off, had your hours reduced or worried about your industry, these might be really stressful decisions.
Far too many Canadians are having these tough conversations about finances and their future. Just look at the numbers.
Last week, almost a million people applied for employment insurance. The hard truth is that people are out of work because of this crisis and worried about what comes next. So I want you to know that we’ll be there to help you. Our government is doing everything we can to be there for you.
Emergency response benefit:
We’ll provide $2,000 a month for the next four months for workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19. This will replace the two benefits we announced last week. The emergency care benefit and the emergency support benefit in order to streamline the process.
Like I said, from the start, we will adapt our approach wherever needed. If you’ve lost your job because of COVID-19 whether you’re full time contract or self-employed, this new benefit will be there for you if you’re sick or quarantined, looking after someone sick or at home, taking care of your kids. It’s there for you.
And even if you’re still employed but not receiving income because of this crisis, the CERB is there for you. An application portal will launch as quickly as possible and people should start receiving money within 10 days of applying. I know people are concerned about delays.
Families are worried about when they’ll get help. It can be hard to get through on the line, and that is frustrating. Public servants are working around the clock while dealing with unprecedented demand and all of the same personal stress everyone else is facing. They will get to your application. Help is on the way.
In order to speed things up, we’re rapidly deploying workers from different departments to deal with claims. In the last 10 days, we’ve boosted the team by close to 13,000 people to take your calls, process your claims, and get you the support you need. And since last Monday, we’ve already processed 143,000 employment insurance claims, that means more money will go directly to people right across the country.
We’re working to get you the support you need when you need it, and if you’re doing okay, there’s a way you can help someone else as an employer, a landlord, or even just a friend so you can be part of the solution.
It can make all the difference because it’s by working together that we’ll get through this. And our team knows that. We’re collaborating with the provinces and territories as well as with first nations Inuit and nation communities to coordinate our efforts and ensure that everyone is supported.
Earlier this week with the Premier’s, we also discussed testing for COVID-19 we know that how long you wait for your results varies widely. The Premiers and I know we need to address that, and we are. This is something minister Hajdu, and I discussed with officials every day and we’ll continue doing what’s needed to speed up results for everyone.
But I also want to recognize the incredible work medical professionals are doing on this front. According to Dr. Tam, we’re now testing about 10,000 people a day. That’s a huge increase in numbers in a very short period of time. And it’s because people across the country are working tirelessly to make it happen.
At the same time, we’re helping companies, labs and scientific institutions produce and supply what we need most from masks and ventilators to vaccines and antiviral drugs. We’re collaborating with airlines to get Canadians home from abroad and instructing everyone that they must isolate at home for 14 days.
We’re also working with our international partners on this crisis. This morning I had calls with president Sall of Senegal and president Kagame of Rwanda to share strategies on keeping people safe and addressing the economic impacts of this pandemic. I’ve also spoken to prime minister Abiy of Ethiopia and president Kenyatta of Kenya about international coordination.
And tomorrow I’ll be speaking with other G 20 leaders to discuss further global coordination to our response.
Right now, it’s more important than ever that Canadians have access to the latest news and information to ensure that journalists can continue to do this vital work. Our government is announcing new measures to support them.
Minister Guilbeault, will have more to say about this shortly, but I want to take a moment to thank our journalists and media for everything they do today and every day above all, the most important way we can work together is by staying apart.
Social distancing is our best tool to stop people from getting sick. I know people are seeing different graphs about how effective social distancing can be, and new maps tracking the spread of this virus. Every time you turn on the TV or go online, you probably read something new.
I know I do, and you’ll want to know what’s coming next.
Today I’ll be getting the latest modeling from the public health agency of Canada and we’ll discuss how to share this information even more directly with all of you. But you deserve the best information we’ve got about what’s happening today and what tomorrow might bring, because otherwise the uncertainty can be really tough, not just for your routine, but for your mental health too.
We’re facing a once in a generation challenge, and on top of that, you can’t do many of the things that keep you feeling good, getting together with friends or having dinner with your neighbor if you need help. Reach out to your neighbor, to a sibling, to a friend, to a hotline, but do it from home. Don’t go out unless you absolutely have to.
If you’re already following these rules. Thank you for doing your part.
If you aren’t…. Know that you’re making a dangerous choice because ignoring these rules, puts every single one of us, yourself included, at risk.
We recognize that this is an unprecedented situation with an overwhelming amount of demand by Canadians to get money as quickly as possible.
We need to make sure we’re getting that money out quickly, but also reliably to Canadians. And that means doing things that government hasn’t done before and scaling up our processes extremely quickly. We need to do that in a way that is going to be both reliable and quick. And that’s why we’re pulling together people from across government to get this done.
We are hopeful, that the system will be up and running by the 6th of April, and that checks or the direct deposits will be flowing days after that. We recognize that it’s ways off still. And there are people who, stopped working, a week and a half ago, two weeks ago, that are now receiving their last paycheck and not knowing when the next money is kind of coming in.
We recognize that we’re looking for ways to help people bridge through credit or other measures, their ability to make it to the arrival of the Canada emergency response benefit but we will continue to work diligently and rapidly to make sure we’re helping every Canadian we can.