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Ottawa, Apr 16 (Canadian-Media): The Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, meant to help businesses offset monthly rent, was announced during his daily COVID-19 address on Apr 16 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, media reports said.
Justin Trudeau. Image credit: Official site
Trudeau will discuss with provinces to roll out the program, as it falls under provincial jurisdiction.
In his announcement, Trudeau also included plans to loosen eligibility requirements to the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) that will help more small- and medium-sized businesses struggling during the pandemic.
The earlier CEBA plan, said Trudeau, is updated to cover businesses who spent between $20,000 and $1.5 million on payroll last year, Trudeau said.
The previous threshold for businesses was a minimum payroll of $50,000 and a maximum of $1 million.
Trudeau also said he would discuss with premiers later today about how to boost pay for critical support workers in long-term care homes.