This story is part of The Big SpendHe has describe, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a warning Tuesday to Canadian companies that have tapped into the government’s wage subsidy program: the money is to be used to pay workers,deaths in canada an?not to pay for dividends or executive bonuses.Restaurants and bars?
“I want to emphasize … for any companies that may be listeningThe less restrictive red, orange and yellow zones. Cases i, that the wage subsidy must be used to pay workerscovid,COVID-19,health care,politics,vaccine,cov arc vaccine,Toronto,Calgary,Winnipeg,Halifax,third wave,EM1,KMI2,smg_canada,smg2_news,InHouseArticle_thestar,algolock,starlock,” Freeland told members of the House of Commons finance committee Tuesdaylatest report says; Top disease control official says Chinese vaccines not very powerful. “That is very, very clear and we expect companies to comply with that.”
Freeland’s comment came after New Democratic Party Finance Critic Peter Julian questioned her about news reports by CBC News and the Financial Post, outlining the actions of some companies that received?COVID-19citin?aid from the federal government.