Income assistance applicants drop by more than 2,000 since CERB; minister says it’s not a ‘straight cut off’

From February to August, there were 2,049 fewer heads of Nunavut households seeking or receiving income assistance payments, according to the Department of Family Services. The NWT and Yukon allow income assistance clients to continue to receive their benefits while also receiving the $2,000 per month Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA […]