Jagmeet Singh to Trudeau: Extend CERB and present plan to fix EI by September 1

FEDERAL NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Wednesday said: “Millions of people across the country are stressed about how they’re going to make ends meet when the Liberals cancel the CERB [Canada Emergency Response Benefit] at the end of the month. Instead of reassuring people and giving them answers, Justin Trudeau shut down parliament and raised even more uncertainty about what happens next.”

Singh pointed out that while Trudeau said “nice things in front of the cameras, he dismissed the concerns of those who don’t know how they’ll keep a roof over their heads or food on the table next month.”

He called on Trudeau to provide some certainty by extending the CERB until the end of September and to present his plan to fix Employment Insurance before September 1 to help people get through the next few weeks.

Singh said: “While Justin Trudeau shut down parliament to hide from his scandals, Canadians shouldn’t be forced to pay the price. Canadians deserve a government that is focussed on delivering the help they need.”