In her first speech since the federal budget, Canadian government Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced
- an enhanced Canada Workers Benefit will give low-income workers an additional $2,400 starting this year (a refundable tax credit)
- Old Age Security (OAS) recipients get a 10% increase; for Canadians over 75, it will provide up to $766 more.
- low-income renters get a one-time $500 cheque
multiple articles reported June 16 including CBC, The Financial Post, Toronto Star