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John Williamson: Fix the flaws in CERB to keep momentum in the economy | Financial Post

Right now the federal government has created an enormous incentive for Canadians to give up on work in order to receive emergency funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons as legislators convene to give the government power to inject billions of dollars in emergency cash to help individuals and businesses through the economic crunch caused by COVID-19, on April 11, 2020. PHOTO BY BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS


John Williamson & Michael Chong: If the coronavirus emergency legislation is any indication, Parliament must remain open | Macleans

Michael Chong and John Williamson: Ottawa’s pandemic response plan requires ongoing public scrutiny to ensure that government is doing the best job it can. That can only happen if Parliament is playing its essential, constitutional role.

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez rises to ask for an extension of the sitting day in the House of Commons Parliament in the House of Commons Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez rises to ask for an extension of the sitting day in the House of Commons Parliament in the House of Commons on Mar. 24, 2020 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)