HAVE YOU SIGNED THE PETITION? - Petition closes January 23rd

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When the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was rolled out last spring, the government said eligibility would be based on an individual having employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application.

At the time the CERB was introduced, the government failed to clearly stipulate whether gross or net self-employment income would determine eligibility. When people initially contacted the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to get clarification, they were advised that eligibility would be based on $5,000 gross income.

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ACT NOW - the Petition closes January 23, 2021

A House of Commons Petition was created in response to letters the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) began issuing in late 2020 to recipients informing them they may or may not have been eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments they received.

The Petition calls on the Government of Canada to adhere to its original CERB eligibility requirements, which required an individual to have employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application.

To retroactively change income eligibility rules now for some of the most vulnerable Canadians is unjust.

Take action to help STOP the unjust CERB clawback by adding your name to this House of Commons Petition.

Even if you did not receive a letter from the CRA, you likely know an artist who has. Show your support for your fellow ACTRA Members by signing this petition. The more people who sign the petition the stronger the impact it will have on our elected officials to take action to address this injustice. It's important we all stand together in solidarity for the many self-employed workers who are affected by this unjust CERB clawback.

The petition closes on January 23, 2021, at 10:56 a.m. (ET).

For more ways you can take action to stop the unjust CERB clawback, click here.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION