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Business, Labour Groups Say Liberals' COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Too Little To Help

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 24 Mar, 2020

    OTTAWA - The federal government's planned wage subsidy for businesses hit hard by COVID-19 is being panned this morning by a voice for thousands of small businesses and a major union.

     

    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the United Steelworkers union in separate statements say the Liberals' proposed help to offset payroll costs doesn't go far enough to save jobs.

     

    The federal government's stimulus bill contains provisions for a 10 per cent wage subsidy for 90 days, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per business.

     

    The CFIB is calling on the government to increase the subsidy to 75 per cent, capped monthly at $5,000 per worker, while the Steelworkers want it increased to 80 per cent as is being done in the U.K.

     

    The small business group says about one-third of its members are worried that they won't survive more than a month under the current economic conditions.

     

    CFIB says most of its members have seen a sharp drop in sales, up to 75 per cent in some cases, with the average hit around $136,000.

     

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