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Canada Revenue Agency to begin issuing T4As to COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefit recipients

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada rolled out measures to support Canadians through this public health crisis. This assistance has included the delivery of unprecedented financial support programs through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), such



Jonathan Borrelli – ESA COVID Period Extended – PODCAST

The Ontario Government has just confirmed what we have been waiting for: The special “COVID-19” period under the ESA has been extended from January 2, 2021 until July 3, 2021. What does this mean for business? To help us understand



Canadian Chamber of Commerce Releases Pan-Canadian Strategy to Combat COVID19

With COVID-19 cases increasing at an alarming rate, our leaders face a difficult balancing act. The challenge for us all is to chart a path forward that protects Canadians’ health – on COVID, mental health and other aspects – as



Ontario Continues To Support Businesses, Workers and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

TORONTO – Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario decreased by 11,900 in December. Despite this decrease, employment in the manufacturing sector



Ontario Launches Innovative Testing Program at Pearson Airport

TORONTO — The Ontario government is launching a new innovative, voluntary and free border testing pilot program at Toronto Pearson International Airport for eligible international travellers returning to Ontario to help quickly identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 in



New pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements come into effect for all air travellers flying into Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that is having a significant impact on the air industry and all travellers. The Government of Canada has multiple measures in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and to



Government of Canada announces coming into force of important measures to create work environments that are healthier, safer and fairer

The Government of Canada is committed to improving workplace safety and equality and to protecting workers’ rights. That is why we are modernizing the Canada Labour Code and making changes to create work environments that are healthier, safer and fairer. Today, the



Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce


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Government announces wage subsidy rate increase to 75 per cent

Since March, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs, helping businesses and workers through the challenges of the pandemic. Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the



Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19

TORONTO — As the province engages with public health experts and frontline partners on what additional measures may be necessary to break trends in increased cases and hospitalizations, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health




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