One-third of unemployed Canadians, about 862,000, won't get help from EI or the CERB
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An analysis published Thursday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives estimated one-third of unemployed Canadians, about 862,000, won't get help from EI or the CERB. A further 390,000 will get some help, but below the $500 per week under the CERB.
"Critical changes can and should still be made to the CERB which would allow all unemployed people to receive the benefit, no matter when they lost their jobs or how much they made in the past year," wrote David Macdonald, the centre's senior economist and author of the new analysis.