Trudeau Promises New Emergency Benefit For Students
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a new emergency benefit for students whose education and job prospects are disrupted by COVID-19.
Trudeau says a $1,250 monthly payment is coming for post-secondary students, running through August, to make up for lost work and cut hours.
The benefit can increase to $1,750 for people with disabilities or who care for others.
Trudeau also says students will soon be eligible to receive monthly payments of between $1,000 and $5,000 for volunteering in their communities to reward them for their efforts.