The pandemic is not over yet, and more than 750,000 people still rely on the CRB.
Despite this fact, the federal government ended the program on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
It’s irresponsible to end this program before making permanent fixes to EI, so that workers have income security we can all rely on.
This new government needs to hear from workers, before they continue down a path that leaves us behind. Add your name to our petition, now, to stand up for workers. Income security must be a top priority of this government.
Unemployment remains high in hospitality and tourism, and pandemic-induced supply chain issues continue to interrupt the economy, especially manufacturing, with or without regional lockdowns.
While employment in Canada has returned to pre-pandemic levels, the number of unemployed jobseekers is still more than 250,000 higher than in February 2020.
Email your MP today, and tell them to extend the CRB and build better EI. We cannot go back to yesterday’s broken system.