Extend C​.​E​.​R​.​B. past 16 weeks for those who qualify.

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During this unprecedented time where we face the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians have faced financial hardship due to income loss as a result of certain industries being temporarily closed down.  Currently, the maximum time a qualified recipient can collect the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is for 16 weeks.  As many of us have seen, so many industries will still remain closed past that initial 16 week window and that will leave so many Canadians unable to meet their financial obligations. 

I am calling on the Federal Government to consider extending the CERB past the 16 weeks, or until those who qualify can return to employment.  Failing to do so would result in so many citizens having to face decsions like whether to put food on the table to feed their family or pay their housing needs.  We have to remember that this pandemic resulted in so many not being allowed to work, even if they wanted to.

Please extend the CERB, it's the right thing to do.