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

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

The Ontario government has released its roadmap, A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria and guiding principles for the gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces. Premier Ford warned that this framework is a “roadmap, and...

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

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

Today the Prime Minister and Finance Minister provided details on the highly-anticipated Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA). In summary: The federal government has reached an agreement with the provinces and territories to relieve 75% of the rental...

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

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

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May 6, 2020.   The emergency order extension includes the continued closure of outdoor...

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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 Prime Minister has announced a major medical and scientific initiative to fight COVID-19. In summary: The Government of Canada is investing $1.1 billion of new money for vaccine research, treatment, clinical trials and increased testing.  $115 million will go...

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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 Prime Minister announced a significant $9 billion support package to help post-secondary students with the impacts of COVID-19.  This includes summer income support and enhanced financial aid to assist with the cost of post-secondary education this fall.  Here are...

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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 has made new announcements in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In summary: Canada Revenue Agency has launched a calculator to help employers understand the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), and how much they are entitled to access under the...

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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 over $3.2 billion in new support for specific sectors of the economy impacted by the pandemic.  Here are the details:  For the oil & gas sector, the federal government is investing $1.7 billion to clean up orphan and abandoned oil...

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

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

There were several noteworthy announcements in the Prime Minister’s remarks this morning. They include:  The Prime Minister announced that G7 leaders have agreed to coordinate their response on research and development for treatments and vaccines. Trudeau 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

The Prime Minister made some significant announcements in his daily press availability this morning. In summary: Canada is expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The federal government has loosened the eligibility criteria so that persons...

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