Request for clarification on wage subsidies

27 March 2020
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P
Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Block
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A2
Re: Increase in Wage Subsidies
Dear Prime Minister,

We listened with interest to this morning’s announcement of an increase in wage subsidies to be made available for small and medium sized businesses, from the 10% announced earlier this week to up to 75%. This is a significant measure that will benefit many Canadians.
Such an increase was sought by many in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, which is also substantially impacted by this crisis. It is not yet clear, however, whether the expanded wage subsidy will also be available to registered charities, as the 10% subsidy is. We would welcome clarification on this point.

Again, we thank you for your continued efforts to serve and support Canadians during this time.

Yours sincerely,

Rev. Dr. John Pellowe          Pastor Peter Noteboom            Bruce Clemenger
CEO, CCCC                            General Secretary, CCC            President, EFC
cc:         Hon. Andrew Scheer, MP, Leader of the Opposition
              Mr. Jagmeet Singh, MP
              Mr. Yves-François Blanchet, MP
              Hon. Bill Morneau, PC, MP, Minister of Finance
              Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, PC, MP, President of the Treasury Board
              Hon. Mona Fortier, PC, MP, Associate Minister of Finance
              Mr. Sean Fraser, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
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