Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Legislation to provide new Grocery Rebate and strengthen public health care receives Royal Assent

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On eleventh May 2023 , Bill C-46, the Cost for most everyday items Act, No. 3, was approved by the King. Through the new Grocery Rebate, this legislation provides new inflation relief to Canadians who need it most. It also strengthens public health care with a $2 billion Canada Health Transfer (CHT) top-up to assist in reducing wait times and backlogs and to support pediatric hospitals and emergency rooms.

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The enhanced one-time Staple Discount will convey designated expansion help for 11 million low-and humble pay Canadians and families who need it most, with up to an extra $467 for qualified couples with two kids; up to an extra $234 for single Canadians without kids; and an average of $225 more for seniors. On July 5, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency will send eligible Canadians a direct deposit or a check for the Grocery Rebate.

The Average cost for most everyday items Act, No. 3, likewise conveys the recently reported $2 billion CHT top-up, to assist regions and domains with conveying the great and ideal medical care Canadians expect and merit. This extra top-up will assist with mitigating quick tensions in medical care frameworks the nation over.

The federal government’s $198.3 billion plan to improve Canadians’ health care includes this additional $2 billion CHT top-up, which builds on previous CHT top-ups of $6.5 billion that were provided during the pandemic. It is against the law for provinces and territories to divert any of this funding from their own health care expenditures. Regions and domains are likewise expected to further develop how wellbeing data is gathered, shared, utilized, and answered to Canadians to assist with overseeing general wellbeing crises and convey better wellbeing results.

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