Sunday, June 21 is the longest day of the year and marks the changing of seasons. It is also a very important day for Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). In 1982, this day was chosen to celebrate the land and the Indigenous Peoples and their cultures. National Indigenous Peoples Day is a public (statutory) holiday in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.
On June 10, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-17, An Act respecting additional COVID-19 measures that, if enacted, would provide or further COVID-19 financial relief measures.
On June 16, 2020, the federal government announced that it is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility period by eight weeks for recipients who can’t yet go back to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues.