Today, April 19, 2021, the federal government announced its 2021 budget (the “Budget”), which laid out several measures intended to support the country through the third wave of the COVID-19 [...]
Ontario Announces New Supports for Small Businesses, Including a Recovery Plan and $300 Million in Financial Support
On October 7, 2020, Ontario announced its Main Street Recovery Plan (the “Plan”) to assist small businesses in recovering from financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plan [...]
On October 1, 2020, Ontario announced that it had implemented temporary wage increases for personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers who deliver publicly funded support services. [...]
On July 31, 2020, the federal government announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program has been officially extended for the month of August. The CECRA program, [...]
What is the Canada Emergency Business Account (or, “CEBA”), and what organizations are eligible to receive a loan under this new program?
This video discusses the implications of workplaces being deemed essential or non-essential, and explains the difference between essential workplaces and essential services.
On June 5, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be contributing $14 billion for a Safe Restart Agreement to aid the provinces and territories in safely [...]
On Monday, May 25, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government is continuing discussions with the provinces and territories about providing all workers with 10 days [...]
On Monday, May 25, 2020, applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program, which was first announced in April, opened for commercial property owners with up to [...]
On May 20, 2020, the federal government announced that applications for the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (“LEEFF”) are now open, and that applications for the Canada Emergency [...]
This is the eighth bulletin in a weekly series that provides a recap of important COVID-19 developments and their impact on employers as they navigate these challenging times. This recap covers [...]