Essential Workers In Every Province & Territory Are About To Get A Raise

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Dreeshen said the province is working with potato producers and the federal government to work out Alberta's share.

Proportionally, the losses were greater in goods-producing sectors like construction and manufacturing, which combined lost 621,000 jobs for a drop of 15.8 per cent after being virtually unchanged in March.

The federal government is extending the wage subsidy beyond its original June 6 expiry date and is creating a panel of industry leaders to provide advice on restarting the Canadian economy after almost two months of heavy restrictions due to COVID-19. "And what they need to be able to benefit from this food so there might be issues around transportation, there might be issues around packaging for example".

He notes it will be up to the provinces and territories to determine who qualifies for the wage increase. Misinformation is plentiful and unsafe and coronavirus news and knowledge evolves.

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As of Monday night, there have been 60,772 COVID-19 cases in Canada with 3,854 related deaths, according to the country's public health agency. Nova Scotia reported two more deaths at a long-term care facility in Halifax for an overall provincial total of 46.

After more than two weeks without any increase, New Brunswick recorded its first new case on Tuesday, while the Assembly of First Nations called an outbreak in Saskatchewan's far north alarming.

Across the country, provinces have been taking tentative steps toward returning to normalcy by easing some of the stiff anti-pandemic stay-home and business closure directives. Some of Canada's 10 provinces have outlined plans to gradually reopen their economies. Several provinces are allowing some health services and limited outdoor activities to resume. The latest federal figures posted Friday show 7.76 million people have received just over $29 billion through the CERB. Parents using the benefit can expect to see an additional $300 per child this month to help in stressful times.

As Canadian economies begin to reopen, greater focus will be needed on supporting these more marginalized groups, he said, pointing specifically to the need for secure and affordable child care as part of that calculation.

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