Liberals got pandemic income supports ‘entirely wrong’: Erin O’Toole

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the Liberals “screwed up” their pandemic income supports, suggesting the universal income benefits undermined the government’s wage supports for employers. In an interview with Global’s “West Block” program Sunday, O’Toole said that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – under which Canadians unemployed during the pandemic received $500 a week – undermined the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which covered the majority of employees’ wages if businesses kept them on.