Trudeau promises Ontario residents, business owners continued support during new lockdowns


Published January 3, 2022 at 7:52 pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went on Twitter Monday evening to commiserate with people about the disappointing start to 2022 regarding COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

On the same day Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new round of business restrictions, as well as delaying the start of school by two weeks, Trudeau reminded people of the numerous relief programs offered by the Canadian government.

He said there’s the Canadian Recovery Caregiving Benefit for people who can’t work because they need to stay home and take care of young children; the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit available to those who are sick or need to self-isolate; and the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit for workers who have been directly affected by a public health lockdown.

For business owners, he touted the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program, which could provide wage and rent subsidies.

In addition, he said the Canada Recovery Hiring Program has been extended to May 7.

“Know that we’ll continue to be there for you, your family and your business. Because when we said we’d have your back, we meant it.”

For more information or to apply for any of the benefits, visit this website.

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