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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… Continue Reading Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

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House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

After an intense weekend of negotiations between the Government and Opposition parties, the House of Commons convened today to debate and vote on how it will conduct itself over the next few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crux of the debate surrounded the number of in-person… Continue Reading House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

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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,… Continue Reading Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

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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… Continue Reading Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

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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,… Continue Reading Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

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Government Adjusts the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Government Adjusts the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

A key plank of the federal government’s economic response to COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), received adjustments to address program gaps and opened the program to private sector employers, not-for-profits, and charities. The Prime Minister stated he is hoping to have the program open for… Continue Reading Government Adjusts the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

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Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

As governments across Canada maintain and extend public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19, they are also facing significant implementation challenges to deliver relief and support measures. For the federal government, this week marks a shift to program implementation as applications open for the Canada… Continue Reading Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

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The Inexact Science: Ontario releases COVID-19 modelling

The Inexact Science: Ontario releases COVID-19 modelling

Ontario has released the modelling and projection data it has been using to inform its response to COVID-19. Key takeaways from Ontario’s health officials include: If no intervention had occurred, 300,000 cases and 6,000 deaths were projected by April 30 and 100,000 deaths projected over the course of… Continue Reading The Inexact Science: Ontario releases COVID-19 modelling

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Province Launches the Ontario Together Fund

Province Launches the Ontario Together Fund

Premier Doug Ford and the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli issued a further call to action for businesses, organizations, and communities to redeploy capacity to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment to help the province combat COVID-19. To support this, the province… Continue Reading Province Launches the Ontario Together Fund

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is… Continue Reading Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

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