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An Open Letter to Minister Freeland

September 30, 2020 Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of FinanceJim Flaherty Building90 Elgin StreetOttawa, Ontario K1P 5E9 Dear Minister Freeland: On behalf of Ontario REALTORS®,…

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extension Update

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provided temporary income support to Canadians who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB offered a broad range of eligibility criteria, allowing those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) to participate in the program. In March, April and May, heavy restrictions placed on the operations of REALTORS® found many turning to CERB to supplement their income. As social distancing measures have progressively loosened throughout the summer, Federal support programs are reaching the end of their eligibility periods….

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