Feds extend CERB and Canada/US border closure

Canada – From outside the now very familiar Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, the freshly coiffed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today, Tuesday, June 16, announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) $2000 monthly payment has been extended eight weeks, taking it to the end of August.

The CERB was originally intended to cease at the end of June.

Trudeau also confirmed the extension of the Canada/US border closure until July 21, 2020, citing the closure keeps both countries safe.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17 is also the big day where the vote for the UN Security Council seat takes place and Canada will finally discover if several years of campaigning for the seat will be successful. Ireland and Norway are also in the running.

For information on the CERB, and all other federal benefit programs, Canada’s Job Bank, and up-to-date information on COVID-19 across the country, go to www.canada.ca