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



Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.


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Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.

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.

The million jobs promised by the government would return the country to pre-recession levels after the pandemic caused financial devastation even worse than the 2008 financial crisis.

The policies were outlined by Governor General Julie Payette in the speech from the throne, which she delivered in the Senate chamber in Ottawa.

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