Parliament has unanimously handed Bill C-4 — laws authorizing new advantages for staff left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vote, which was thought-about a confidence measure, earned the assist of the extra adversarial events, the Bloc Quebecois and the Conservatives — passing 306-0.
The invoice is meant to interchange the now-defunct $500 per-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which got here to an finish final weekend after serving to virtually 9 million Canadians climate the pandemic’s impression.
Earlier Tuesday, Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez mentioned in a tweet that as a result of the creation of the advantages is central to the federal government’s response plan to the second wave of the pandemic, it might be made a confidence vote.
Bill <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/C4?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#C4</a> was adopted at 2nd studying. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/cdnpoli?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#cdnpoli</a><br><br>Yeas: 306 ✅ <br>Nays: 0❌ <a href=”https://t.co/rCyb1ksCA4″>pic.twitter.com/rCyb1ksCA4</a>
The invoice introduces a collection of recent COVID-19 advantages for Canadians to ease their transition away from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
“We are in the [second] wave of #COVID-19, but we have a plan. Our bill on sick leave and support to families is at the core of it. We will consider the vote on the legislation as a matter of confidence,” Rodriguez tweeted.
“Canadians can’t wait. We need to move forward. Together.”
We are within the 2nd wave of <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#COVID19</a>, however we now have a plan. Our invoice on sick depart and assist to households is on the core of it. We will think about the vote on the laws as a matter of confidence. Canadians cannot wait. We want to maneuver ahead. Together. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/cdnpoli?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#cdnpoli</a>
The invoice units up three new advantages for Canadians who will not qualify for EI however are nonetheless affected by the COVID-19 disaster.
They embrace the Canada Recovery Benefit for self-employed and gig staff, expanded sick depart and a caregiver profit for staff who should keep house to care for a kid or one other dependent as a result of their faculty, daycare or different day program facility has been shut down as a result of COVID.