National Newswatch

Canada to recruit volunteers, offer jobs to reservists amid COVID-19: Trudeau

Apr 5 2020 — — Canada has put a call out for volunteers to support frontline healthcare workers and is offering full-time jobs to Canadian Forces reservists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during an update to the country’s coronavirus response on Sunday. “For those of you with specialized skills looking to help our frontline workers, we do want to hear […]

Recent EI beneficiaries to move to federal coronavirus emergency benefit — and many will get a raise

Apr 2 2020 — David Akin — The federal government will automatically move the 2.1 million Canadians who have applied for employment insurance benefits since March 15 to the government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit program, a move that could see many EI beneficiaries get more money every week. The move is being done by a government less concerned with elegant program design […]