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COVID-19 roundup: Trudeau announces EI expansion for CERB recipients, gig workers

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It’s day 143 since Canada’s 100th coronavirus case. The number of cases is 116,122 as of publication time, up 306 since yesterday—a one per cent increase from the seven-day prior average of 303 new cases. At its peak on May 3, the seven-day average was 1,603 new cases a day. 

EI for gig workers: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans Friday to transfer recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to traditional employment insurance (EI) when the $80-billion COVID-19 relief program ends this fall. 

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