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New benefit for workers only intended for those in 'complete' lockdowns: Qualtrough

The federal government intends for the newly proposed lockdown benefit to apply only to individuals whose work is interrupted by a complete COVID-19 lockdown in their region. Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough said the details of the new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit are still being ironed out, and will depend too on the public health restrictions imposed by provinces and territories.

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NEW | Former PM Chretien on inflation concerns, current affairs

Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he is concerned about the future of Canada's economy, with inflation at a near 20-year high, saying in a wide-ranging interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV's Question Period, that Canada is 'moving into a dark alley.'

Former prime minister Jean Chretien introduces Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau at a campaign rally in Brampton, Ont., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick