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Feds may use border data to stop vacationers from claiming COVID-19 sickness benefit: source

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COVID-19.The Canadian Press isn’t identifying the source because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on behind-the-scenes discussions.

Canadians applying for coronavirus benefits now required to disclose travel The government promised earlier this week to introduce legislation to prevent anyone who returns to Canada after a vacation or another non-essential trip from receiving the $500-a-week benefit during the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.The source says officials are drafting the legislation and expect it to include information-sharing mechanisms among agencies and departments to identify anyone looking to flout the rules.The earliest legislation could be introduced is later this month when the House of Commons is.

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