Parliament Video: Jenny asks the PM: Will he close the gap so single parents & their children get support they need?

In the May 12 Virtual sitting of the House (COVID-19 Special Committee), I asked:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Instead of providing a universal direct payment for all, the government has decided to implement a complicated program that leaves many people behind. A single parent with four school-age children lost her spousal and child support due to COVID-19. She pays taxes on her spousal income, but she is not eligible for CERB.

The Minister of Employment said that she is looking into this gap. It has been weeks, and still no action.

Will the Prime Minister step in and fix this gap so that the single parents and their children can get the support they need during this pandemic?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/committees/covid-19-pandemic/43-1/6/jenny-kwan-1/

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