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The federal government unveiled its Economic Response Plan last week to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Then, on March 25, the government proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, aka CERB. The benefit is a more streamlined combo of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit with an aim to make it easier for people to apply and receive money, including contract workers and the self-employed. While there are a whole host of relief options for individuals and families that may pertain to your unique situation (e.g. child...

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