iPolitics AM: After last-minute delay, Morneau once again set to reveal details of wage subsidy plan – iPolitics

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Apr 1, 2020

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For the second day in a row, Canadian businesses are waiting for Finance Minister Bill Morneau to roll out the details of his government’s plan to offer temporary wage subsidies to companies facing COVID-19-related revenue losses of at least 30 per cent.

As previewed in the last edition of iPolitics AM, the reveal was originally expected to take place yesterday, but was abruptly pulled from the schedule due to what Canadian Press frames as a last-minute logistical hiccough that apparently arose after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the planned briefing during his own on-camera media availability on Monday.

“A government official says the delay was simply a matter of trying to iron out all the fine print in a huge program that, in normal circumstances, would have taken months to put together,” the wire service notes.

That same official did, however “acknowledge that the government is also trying to sort out whether it will need to recall Parliament again to approve legislation to authorize the wage subsidy program.”

Read More: https://ipolitics.ca/2020/04/01/ipolitics-am-morneaus-wage-subsidy-rollout-now-set-for-today/

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