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.
4 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION TODAY
1. Send an email to your elected representatives
Click here to send an email to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, and your own Member of Parliament to say no to a 40% cut in our weekly income support.
2. 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
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!
3. Take over social media
Make sure everyone knows that the government is planning to cut the CRB by 40%. Download and share the images below on all of your social media platforms.
4. Spread the word in your communities
Print this poster at home to distribute in your community. Look for high traffic areas in your community like bus stops and intersections or bring it to work to share with your co-workers. Make it fun - bring a friend, family member or co-worker with you.