Throne speech: Liberals vow to launch campaign to create one million new jobs, extend wage subsidy until 2021

The Liberal government will launch a campaign to create one million jobs as part of its plan to dig the Canadian economy out of the ditch created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That plan includes extending the Canadian Emergency Wage subsidy program until the summer of 2021, spending money on infrastructure and handing out incentives to employers that hire and retrain workers.

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Read full text of Liberal government’s 2020 throne speech delivered by Julie Payette

In a throne speech delivered Wednesday by Governor General Julie Payette, the Liberal government announced its plan to deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases and boost the economy.

Read the full text of the speech:

A Stronger and More Resilient Canada

Speech from the Throne to open the Second Session of the Forty-Third Parliament of Canada

Honourable Senators, Members of the House of Commons, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Every day on our shared planet, millions face hardships that test the human spirit.

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Watch live: Liberals to launch campaign to create one million new jobs, extend wage subsidy until 2021

The Liberal government will launch a campaign to create one million jobs as part of its plan to dig the Canadian economy out of the ditch created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That plan includes extending the Canadian Emergency Wage subsidy program until the summer of 2021, spending money on infrastructure and handing out incentives to employers that hire and retrain workers.

Read more