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April 3, 2020 SENT VIA E-MAIL Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario Hon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health Dear Premier Ford, Minister McNaughton, and Minister Elliott: A call for decisive action by Ontario’s workers’ compensation system to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic As the representatives of working people from a broad range of sectors, representing more than a million Ontario workers, and advocating on behalf of all workers

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) PREPARING TO REGISTER with ‘MyAccount’ To apply for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit in April (Apr 6 is the target date) you will need a “MyAccount” with the Canada Revenue Agency. Before you apply for the CERB benefit: 1. If you already have a MyAccount (for income tax etc) check to make sure your information is up-to-date. 2. If you do NOT have a MyAccount and need to register for the first time: Search

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Canada Emergency Response Benefit- Things to Know Over the last couple of weeks the federal government has made announcements about benefits available through the EI program for workers. Until recently, workers could access, in addition to regular benefits, the EI Sickness Benefit and the Emergency Care Benefit. These two programs have now been merged into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be available April 6, 2020, and for 16 weeks all new claims will be

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Financial Tips

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers COVID 19—How to prioritize your bills when you can’t pay them Helping Hand 1. Food & prescribed medications: At the top of the list is food and prescribed medications. You need money to buy food or you’ve got to come up with a way to get food Feeding yourself and your family and staying healthy is the most important category in your budget. You’ve got to figure out how much food you need to

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Airline Crisis

File: 20403-F01/T01 March 23, 2020 The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa,ON K1A 0A6 By email: The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C.,M.P. Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 By email: Dear Ministers: We write to you on behalf of over 50,000 airline employees in Canada. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is taking an extraordinary toll on the lives of Canadians. In addition to straining our public health system and

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