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Finance committee  Good afternoon. I think, as we have stated before this committee in the past, the provisions of the supplemental unemployment benefit program that exist under the employment insurance system do not exist for the Canada emergency response benefit. Having said that, there is an ex

June 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  We continue to study the issue. However, at this stage those provisions remain unavailable to people who are receiving the CERB.

May 28th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  I'd be happy to provide a response in writing.

May 28th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Thank you for the question. The response is relatively similar to my response to the previous question. The Canada emergency response benefit is, by its very design and nature, a very simplified form of providing income support. There was simply no way to import all the rules an

May 28th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  It's true that under the employment insurance system there is a whole series of rules that allow people who are on claims to earn income and to be able to keep some of the benefit at the same time. As my colleague Mr. Groen has already explained, the Canada emergency response ben

May 28th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Unfortunately I'm not sure I fully understand the question. However, we will definitely study the transcript and get you a written response as soon as possible. I apologize.

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  As my colleague previously said, the CERB is a very simple program and does not feature many of the elements that we are regularly used to seeing in employment insurance. This was a conscious policy choice that the government made due to the very large number of applications that

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Thank you. Can I confirm that the translators can hear me and everything is fine on the audio side?

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Great, glad to hear it. Thank you, Mr. Chair, for the opportunity to respond. If Mr. Ste-Marie would not mind repeating his question, that would be very helpful to me.

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  To be fully clear, you cannot receive the Canada emergency response benefit and EI benefits in respect of the same period. In the example that the honourable member mentioned, for a person who is on an employment insurance claim, when that claim comes to an end and they're unable

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. To be clear, one cannot receive the Canada emergency response benefit and EI benefit for the same week. The government has adjusted the eligibility rules for the emergency response benefit to allow it for people whose EI regular benefit claim has run out fo

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Okay, my apologies. I will begin again. I wanted to confirm for the honourable member that there is no ability to receive the emergency response benefit and the employment—

May 14th, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  I'll take this one. The way the Canada emergency response benefit is structured, a person cannot be receiving either employment or self-employment income for the same period for which they are collecting the CERB. A person could not receive, for example, the wage subsidy and sti

April 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  I fully appreciate the concern being raised. We certainly don't want to create a situation where we disincentivize people from working. However, as Minister Morneau said and as a number of my colleagues have said on the call as well, to administer a benefit that takes all of th

April 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram

Finance committee  Good afternoon. It's Elisha Ram from ESDC. We're keenly aware of the importance of seasonal work in many parts of Canada. We know that people who are working in those sectors have been quite concerned about their ability to actually start working, given the situation with COVID-

April 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Elisha Ram