“We are entering the second wave, and millions of Canadians are still struggling to make ends meet. We now have an agreement with the NDP on a bill that will provide the assistance Canadians need. Cooperation will enable us to overcome this pandemic,” he said. “Yes, we can support the Speech from the Throne,” Singh said. “I continue to express my concern that the Liberal government likes to say a lot of words in the air and does not support them with action, but if this agreement is reflected in the proposed bill, if the same language exists, we will support the bill and we will also support the Speech from the Throne.” “So, yes, part of the agreement is to make it happen very quickly, so that aid can get to Canadians right away.” Singh said the agreement includes an amendment to the wording of Bill C-2 – the bill that would lead emergency assistance people in Canada (CERB) to an employment insurance program with an expanded access right or one of three new recoveries – to significantly increase the number of Canadians who have used paid sick leave. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh confirmed that his party would vote for it as long as the Liberals respected the agreement reached to ensure their support. N-D-P leader Jagmeet Singh says the deal includes a paid sickness benefits program — which offers a sick period paid to millions of people. OTTAWA — The federal government has reached an agreement with the NDP to soon implement the Liberals` bill that has just been introduced to implement a trio of new covid-19 benefits to fill the gaps left by Canada`s upcoming emergency program. The agreement paved the way for the NDP, which confirmed that it will support the Liberal minority to avoid a fall election. The Conservatives have said they will not support the Speech from the Throne, while the Bloc Québécois has said it will not support it unless the government favours health transfers to stringless provinces. An improvement in sickness benefits and an extension of the CERB were the two stumbling blocks for the NDP to ensure its support for the possible vote on the Speech from the Throne. Figures released Friday by the U.S.
Treasury showed that Canada`s deficit increased to $148.6 billion in the first four months of the fiscal year, in part because of new income support measures put in place to help the record number of Canadians who lost their jobs. . “If what we have agreed is reflected in the bill that will be tabled on Monday, if all the same elements are still in place, then we will be able to support this bill and, yes, we will be able to support the Speech from the Throne,” Singh said tonight at a press conference. The Speech from the Throne also included the goal of ending homelessness in the country by creating affordable housing and projects to create laws to combat systemic racism in Canada. Nevertheless, the Liberals may get the vast majority of the appropriations if voters decide they like what the federal government will do in the weeks or months (or even years to come). Legislation must go through the House of Representatives and the Senate, and when it was introduced, the Liberals asked their colleagues on the other side of the gang to support the rapid follow-up of the legislation so that new support for Canadians could be in place as quickly as possible. The Bloc Québécois also expressed doubts about the promises outlined in the speech. .
Eligibility for EI has also been expanded, allowing 400,000 more Canadians to qualify, the government said. IS beneficiaries receive at least $500 a week. “Many of them have to work, because if they don`t, they won`t be paid… and they can`t pay their bills at the end of the month unless they go to work,” he said in an interview with CBC`s The House, which aired Saturday.