Canada Recovery Benefit to be phased out, sources say, as feds decide fate of other measures
by: Raisa Patel Toronto Star With Files From Heather Scoffield
The Canada Recovery Benefit is on the way out, the Star learned late Wednesday.
Two sources told the Star that the benefit, which replaced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) last year, will be gone sooner rather than later. But some support will still be available for those who are not able to go to work temporarily because of strict lockdowns.
The fate of the federal government's soon-to-expire pandemic support measures could be revealed as early as Thursday. Supports for struggling businesses will remain in some form but be streamlined and made far more stringent in terms of applicants demonstrating losses.