Press release: Susan McArthur and the Conservatives have a plan to lift up workers in Glengarry–Prescott–Russell
CASSELMAN, ON: Today, the Conservative candidate in Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, Mrs. Susan McArthur, outlined the Conservative plan for Canadian workers.
“I believe that it’s time to place more value on work and help those most in need” said Mrs. McArthur.
Canada’s Recovery Plan will double the Canada Workers Benefit up to a maximum of $2,800 for individuals or $5,000 for families.
Instead of workers and families waiting for the money at the end of the tax year, a Conservative government will pay the benefit out as a direct deposit four times a year.
This will help 3.5 million families pay the bills and put food on the table.
For someone earning between $12,000 and $28,000 per year, this represents a $1/hour raise.
A Conservative government will also double the disability supplement from $713 to $1,500. This will help almost 90,000 workers with disabilities.
Increasing these benefits and delivering them every three months will help the most vulnerable workers and their families, including those who are earning minimum wage.
“People in Glengarry–Prescott–Russell are struggling, and for too long our most vulnerable workers have been left behind without the proper support to provide for themselves and their families. It is time for a change.” concluded Mrs. McArthur.