Manitoba Families Minister, Heather Stefanson announced individuals currently receiving Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) who are also receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), will continue to receive EIA benefits. Families will also keep the increased Canada Child Benefit and GST rebate without any impacts to their EIA benefits.
In a national effort to share important medical equipment and personal protective equipment, the Government of Manitoba will be diverting 100 vital sign monitors to Québec and Ontario.
Manitoba Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin announced, a number of facilities across the province will begin to increase their surgical activity.
Premier Brian Pallister announced funding of up to $120 million for the Summer Student Recovery Plan, a new wage subsidy program that is expected to support high school and post-secondary students employed in the private and non-profit sectors.