杜鲁多给我们泼来一盆凉水:别以为会一直发钱

杜鲁多给我们泼来一盆凉水:别以为会一直发钱

Millions of people have received emergency benefits since March, when the first wave of COVID-19 struck Canada and led to widespread lockdowns and historic job losses.

自三月份疫情袭击加拿大以来,全国出现了大范围的封锁和停工,数百万人获得了紧急救济。目前,针对失业者的救济金已经延长至明年夏天。

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the more generous benefits being provided to out-of-work Canadians during the pandemic shouldn’t be seen as permanent changes to the social safety net.

但是,总理杜鲁多今日提醒公众,千万不要以为针对失业者提供更为慷慨的福利,会变成一项永久变化,即基本收入(Basic Income)计划。

A new round of $500-a-week benefits for the unemployed has since been put in place and extended to next summer.

杜鲁多给我们泼来一盆凉水:别以为会一直发钱

Trudeau suggested the government is watching to see how things play out before deciding on its next move.

Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Financial Times, Trudeau said just because aid programs are helping during the pandemic doesn’t mean they’ll be useful once the crisis passes.

杜鲁多表示,政府在决定下一步动作之前,会观察情况的变化。

Trudeau said in the Financial Times interview that the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is why the Liberals revamped the aid program over the summer so benefits would rise if the economy turned south, or drop in cost if circumstances improved.

在由《金融时报》举办的一次虚拟会议上,杜鲁多说道:“在疫情期间,救济金是起到作用的,但是这并不意味着在疫情后还会有用。”

He said the benefits, as well as an extension to the wage subsidy program, a new commercial rent relief program, and extra help for companies closed by local lockdowns are all automatic stabilizers to ease conditions through the second wave of COVID-19.

他还说,额外的福利并不会持久。“大家千万不要以为现在起到作用的福利,会给自己带来稳定的生活。”

“在后疫情时期,这不是我们可以自动继续的一项措施。我认为我们需要好好反思,如何提供收入支持,以及如何确保每一个被给予机会。”

在3月至10月期间,加拿大紧急救济金给大约890万人提供了$816亿加币的支持。有一些议员表示,自由党应该采用另一种更为稳定的福利来代替这些救济金,它就是进本收入计划(Basic Income program)。

当被问及基本收入时,杜鲁多说:“我们现在所做的事情,不应该与我们将来可能要做的事情混为一谈。”

“我认为,我们必须先解决当下的问题,然后才能开始设计一个全新的社会支持项目。”

The overall cost would grow annually until it hit between $84.2 billion and $197.2 billion in 2025, depending on how much of the benefit is clawed back from people whose other incomes increase.

最近,国会预算官修订了基本收入计划的预计,若为所有加拿大人提供6个月的基本收入,预计费用在$305亿加币至$714亿加币之间。这个数字低于7月份的预估,即$475亿加币至$981亿加币之间。

The overall cost would grow annually until it hit between $84.2 billion and $197.2 billion in 2025, depending on how much of the benefit is clawed back from people whose other incomes increase.
不过,该计划的总体成本将逐年增长,到2025年将达到$842亿加币至$1972亿加币之间,这取决于多少人实现收入增加并导致福利减少。

文章翻译来源:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/extra-income-support-for-hard-hit-workers-may-not-stick-around-post-pandemic-pm-says-1.5184744

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2020-11-12

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2020-11-12

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