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COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

Schools, Camps and Day Cares Today, Premier Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year. The government unveiled an expanded seven-point summer learning program. The government also...

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COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

While provincial re-openings have dominated recent headlines, we wanted to keep you on top of this week’s federal developments as we head into the long weekend. In summary: The Prime Minister confirmed this morning that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will be...

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COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

Today the provincial government released further details regarding next steps in reopening Ontario’s economy. 1. Certain Outdoor Businesses Allowed to Open this Weekend On Saturday, May 16th, at 12:01 a.m., the following businesses will be allowed to open: Private...

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COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

The Ontario Legislature will be meeting tomorrow morning and is expected to extend the state of emergency to June 2, 2020. The Legislature will also debate a bill with various COVID-19 related measures and hold a full-length Question Period following the debate. In...

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COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

The federal government announced two new major economic programs today to provide liquidity to medium and large businesses that are struggling due to the pandemic. In summary: The federal government is creating the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)...

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COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

This morning’s Labour Force Survey release showed 2 million jobs lost in April, bringing the total to 3 million new unemployed Canadians since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 2.5 million Canadians saw their work hours cut by more than 50% since February....

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COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

Premier Doug Ford announced that the province will continue to move forward with the gradual reopening of additional retail businesses and allowing for additional construction, giving a hint of optimism that the pace of business resumption in Ontario is picking up....

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COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

While the pace of federal government announcements slowed down over the past week, there have been some new developments on the policy front recently. In summary: Today the federal government announced $252 million to support food security and the agriculture...

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COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – Ontario Government actions on COVID-19

Today the government released safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 in five key sectors – construction, food processing, restaurant and food services, agriculture and manufacturing – as Ontario prepares for a gradual...

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