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July 8 2020 2:52pm

Fiscal Snapshot: Morneau details how COVID-19 benefits have helped Canadians, businesses

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday, as part of the government’s economic and fiscal snapshot, that the government has put provided more than $212 billion in direct support for Canadians during the pandemic. He said about three million Canadians have had their jobs supported through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, with eight million able to pay for groceries and rent due to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, and about 80,000 small businesses received assistance from the Canada Emergency Business Account.

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