Mr. Chair, SUB plans that existed prior to March 15 are very much alive and in place for companies, employers and their employees.
The CERB allows employers to top up an employee's wages to the maximum of a $1,000. As was said, Mr. Chair, in order to deliver this important critical benefit to Canadians, we had to go outside of the EI system. That decision was made, and as a result, eight million Canadians are being helped.