Jagmeet Singh Wants You To Text Him If You Think The CERB Should Be Extended
Singh is looking to put some pressure on the PM.
Have you ever wanted to send a text to a political leader? Jagmeet Singh's CERB extension push is continuing on and he wants you to text him ASAP. If you think the benefit should be extended, he's given out a number for you to get in touch.
On June 15, the NDP leader posted a video on Twitter and Instagram, with a simple message for Canadians.
"Friends, the pressure is working," Singh said in the short clip.
"We know millions of Canadians are worried that in a couple of weeks they're going to lose their CERB and they don't have a job to go back to," he continued.
Singh has beento have the funding continue past July, and there has now been some progress.
However, he mentioned that the demand for the extension can't stop now.
"If you believe that CERB should be extended, you can contact me," Singh said.
To get in touch, all you have to do is text "yes" to 604-227-0096.
In the caption of his Instagram video, Singh explained that he wants this movement to continue over text.
"Together we are going to win," he added.
Singh has been calling for changes to the CERB for a while now.
In April, he asked for all theso that the benefit could be universal and anyone who needs help can get it.
More recently, he has been campaigning for it to be.
Right now, Canadians can get $2,000 per month for up to four months. Those who have been claiming the money since mid-March will be coming to the end of their monthly payments.
The fourth eligibility period is over at the beginning of July.
On June 15, Justin Trudeau announced that he isto extend the CERB for people who aren't able to return to work yet.
"In the last few weeks, things have started to look up for a lot of people," he said. "But that said, we also know that far too many Canadians are still struggling."
Concrete plans for the benefit are yet to be released.
As of June 4, just over $43 billion has been paid out to people through the CERB and more than 15 million applications have been received.