Ottawa maintains the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is about protecting workers, no matter who they work for.
The federal government considers the female parent to be primarily responsible for a child’s upbringing.
Large corporations paid out billions in shareholder dividends while collecting CEWS payments.
The government didn’t give aid to vulnerable people to pay the bills through the pandemic “to then claw it back afterwards," the PM said.
"This was an attempt to get ahead of … a very complicated tax time next year for millions of Canadians,” says Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough.
Liberals had promised up to $400 in income tax deductions.
Canadians are heading into “what we all know will be a difficult winter.”
The new program will cover up to 65 per cent of rent or commercial mortgage interest, with more available for the hardest-hit companies.
The last day you can declare a double payment is Dec. 31.
Thousands of Canadians’ personal and financial information was compromised.