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The federal government says the cost of extending Canada's COVID-19 benefits could exceed $7 billion between October 2021 and May 2022.

Speaking on October 21, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced details of the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit in addition to proposing extensions to both the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

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In October, the federal government confirmed that two of Canada's COVID-19 benefits would be extended until November 20, with a proposal to extend further until May 2022: the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.*

While the Canada Recovery Benefit has officially ended, the remaining two benefits will continue to be available to those who need them.

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The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) has officially ended, but that doesn't mean those who claimed it can stop thinking about the benefit altogether.

That's because there may still be tax implications next year, particularly for those who earned over $38,000 net income in the calendar year.

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The federal government has confirmed that the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) will not be available to people who have lost their jobs due to their refusal to get vaccinated.

Announced by Deputy PM and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on October 21, the aim of the benefit is to provide income support to workers whose employment is interrupted by government-imposed public health lockdown scenarios.

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on Justin Trudeau to extend the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) until the country is no longer in a pandemic.

In a tweet on October 25, he accused the prime minister of "cutting help for [people] in the middle of the fourth wave [of COVID-19]."

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