Ottawa extends commercial rent relief program known as CECRA into August

CBC News has learned the federal government will extend Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), its rent subsidy program to support small businesses.

Michael Smith, co-founder of the grassroots advocacy group Save Small Business (SSB), said a senior official from Finance Minister Bill Morneau's office told him the government is "committed to extending CECRA for the month of August.

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