June 23, 2021

Stop the cut to CRB: Day of Action

The federal government is planning to cut the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) by 40% on July 17, 2021. This cut will be devastating for the more than 800,000 workers who rely on the federal income support program to make ends meet. Workers are already struggling to live on $500 each week. If they proceed, more than 780,000 workers will lose $800 per month. 

It’s not too late to stop this cut to CRB but we need to make our voices heard. There's not a second to lose. 

Phone your elected representative! 

  • Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau: (613) 992-4211
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour Chystia Freeland: (416) 928-1451
  • Call your own Member of Parliament: www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en/search

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Feel free to change it up and make it your own!

Hello, my name is _______. I live in _______.

I am outraged to learn your government is planning to cut the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) by 40% on July 17.

If you proceed, current estimates show over 1 million workers across the country will lose $800 a month in income support.

Your plan to cut these benefits before the economy has fully recovered amounts to cutting people’s lifeline before they have reached the shore. Nobody can live on only $300 each week. This is not only cruel for workers and their dependents, it is harmful to the economy.

I urge you to reverse course immediately. This is a voting issue for me and I will be following your actions closely.

My phone number is: _________ and my mailing address is: __________________. I would like a response.

Ask your friends and family to do the same

After you make your calls, consider phoning 5 of your friends or co-workers, to ask them to make similar calls. Share the URL to this page with them, so they know what to do!

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