Michael Horgan appears on BNN Bloomberg to discuss what Canada's social reform programs might look like after COVID-19. Michael discusses the recommendations from the C.D. Howe Institute's Crisis Working Group on Household Income and Credit Support. Michael co-chairs the group and its recommendations include:
- Addressing remaining support gaps in CERB through existing or new targeted federal or provincial programs;
- Providing more information and clarification on CERB eligibility to prevent program misuse and give clarification on its potential impact on maternity or parental leave; and
- Tackling disincentives to work to allow for a gradual wind-down of CERB by considering:
- mandating that recipients accept their employer’s return to work under certain conditions
- having an appeals mechanism in place for employers, or a system of income-tested CERB clawbacks
- childcare roles by allowing parental sharing benefit.