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Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

By Michael Fenn Municipalities need new financial tools to get through COVID-19. Across the Canadian economy, governments are giving businesses – large and small – the lifeline of increased liquidity and credit, in order to avoid widespread business failures, large-scale layoffs, and discontinuation of contracts to small… Continue Reading Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

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Ontario Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Ontario Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

With Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer recommending stronger updated guidelines for vulnerable individuals to stay home and self-isolate, Premier Ford confirmed that the province will be extending its state of emergency declaration for another 14 days (it is set to expire on March 31st). The Ontario Legislature is… Continue Reading Ontario Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

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COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers’ call

COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers' call

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada surpassed 2,000, Prime Minister Trudeau announced additional measures to fight the spread of COVID-19:  The Prime Minister will have a call with First Ministers this evening to discuss coordinating approaches and messaging with the provinces and territories.    $192 million in new projects prioritized under the… Continue Reading COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers’ call

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The Federal COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Federal COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Recognizing the challenges faced by businesses and workers in the face of the COVID-19 response and uncertainty in the global economy, the federal government announced a combined $82 billion support package for the Canadian economy – more than 3% of Canada’s GDP. The latest package includes $27… Continue Reading The Federal COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

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COVID-19: Federal Economic News Expected Soon

COVID-19: Federal Economic News Expected Soon

The Prime Minister provided another briefing today, followed by what will now be a daily briefing by Ministers. Prime Minister Trudeau spent much of his press conference reinforcing the need for social distancing, noting the need for Canadians to stay at home.  He noted the closure of… Continue Reading COVID-19: Federal Economic News Expected Soon

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Ford Declares State of Emergency in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in Ontario to enhance social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. It has become clear in media reports that many bars and restaurants were remaining open and that many individuals were not staying away from… Continue Reading Ford Declares State of Emergency in Ontario

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