Health Care

Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

The Trudeau government has spent more than two years scrambling to respond to events: SNC-Lavalin, Trump’s tariffs and CUMSA, Chinese hostage diplomacy, Trudeau’s blackface, a new minority Parliament, Iranian missiles, Indigenous blockades, and, the ultimate disruptor, COVID-19. Today’s Throne Speech, read by Governor-General Julie Payette, and an

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Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Ontario continues to face challenges to mitigate and contain COVID-19.  Premier Doug Ford announced additional measures to support frontline staff, allow flexibility in health care staffing, and provide added at-home learning tools to primary and secondary students as schools remain closed for the foreseeable future. In addition,

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Government Expands Relief for Small Businesses

Government Expands Relief for Small Businesses

Federal Government Expands Relief to Small Businesses as Response Efforts Continue Across Canada COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdown has greatly impacted small businesses across the country. Early announcements from the federal government (and subsequent comments about gaps in federal support raised by stakeholder groups and opposition

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Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

Since launching the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the federal government has faced specific questions about certain groups of Canadians who might not technically qualify for these benefits but still require assistance. As such, the federal government announced expanded eligibility today for the CERB, including:   Allowing

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Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Federal Update Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new supports for health care, air transportation, business supports and enhancing the Nutrition North Program for communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Looking ahead, the Prime Minister indicated that further adjustments are forthcoming to the federal economic response plan,

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COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

Following Ontario’s release of its pandemic projections last week, Quebec and Alberta have followed suit, illustrating the impact of COVID-19 within provinces across Canada. The picture that is emerging is that the pandemic is hitting Canada’s provinces differently. In Ontario and Quebec, the pandemic is on track

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