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Support for Hard-Hit Businesses

Support for Hard-Hit Businesses

From day one of the pandemic, the Liberal government has stepped up for Canada’s small businesses and hardest-hit sectors, bringing about support programs such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.

We’ve stepped-up together to help them keep their lights on, employees on the payroll, and communities safe – and we’re going to continue to support them for as long as it takes.

If re-elected, a Liberal government will:

  • Extend the Canada Recovery Hiring Program to March 31, 2022;
  • Provide Canada’s hard-hit tourism industry with temporary wage and rent support of up to 75% of their expenses;
  • Launch the Arts and Culture Recovery Program, which will match ticket sales for performing arts, live theatres, and other cultural venues to compensate for reduced capacity;
  • Extend COVID-related insurance coverage for media production stoppages to support 150,000 Canadian jobs; and
  • Implement a transitional support program to help bridge workers from the creative industry who continue to be impacted by the pandemic.

Let’s keep moving forward—for everyone. Will you support Justin Trudeau and the Liberal plan to help small businesses?

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