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How Many Canadians Have Claimed COVID-19 Benefits? The Feds Just Revealed The Answer

If you’ve ever wondered how many Canadians have claimed COVID-19 benefits since the start of the pandemic, the federal government has got answers!

In a new statement, Employment and Social Development Canada confirmed statistics related to all of Canada’s new recovery benefits, as well as Employment Insurance (EI).

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2,441,130 Total claimants of Canada's recovery benefits

Per the government’s data, 1,715,090 Canadians applied for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) between October 12, 2020 and February 14, 2021.

As for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), there were 392,280 “unique applicants” between the same dates.

Less Canadians applied for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), but the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) still processed 333,760 claims for this support.

This means 2,441,130 Canadians accessed one of Canada’s new recovery benefits during a period of less than six months.

When it comes to EI, there were 2,045,250 active regular benefit claimants as of February 14, 2021.

This comes as the government announced their intention to extend these benefits further, allowing Canadians to access the support for a longer amount of time during the ongoing pandemic.

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Hailing from Quebec, 15-year-old Olivier Rioux clocks in at a neck-ache-inducing 7 feet, 5.33 inches tall, which has earned him a place in the 2022 edition of the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living male teenager. That makes him taller than any of the Toronto Raptors players.

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If elected, he says the Liberals would move to criminalize blocking health care buildings.

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"The Liberal Party of Canada, if reelected to form government, will make it a criminal offence to block access to buildings that provide health care," said Trudeau while in Vancouver on September 13. "Whether that's hospitals, clinics, abortion clinics, pharmacies, testing centres, it is not OK that across the country, hospitals are having to put up barricades today to manage the mobs coming their way."

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The publication asked readers to rate cities based on their "sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value," and these Canadian destinations have been ranked as the top five in the country.

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