Coronavirus outbreak: Federal government says it will help workers with no EI benefits

Responding to a question from NDP MP Jack Harris during Question Period on Thursday, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said the government has taken steps as of Wednesday to waive the waiting period for EI sickness benefits. Qualtrough added that Ottawa is looking at means to help workers, who don’t qualify for Employment Insurance benefits, to make strong public health choices and still pay their bills and support their families.