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Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

In the 100 days since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, governments across Canada were quick to act, adjusting the activities of legislatures. In the early stages, unprecedented levels of cooperation – across both aisles and jurisdictions – defined the emergency response. But as the pandemic has

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Federal Parliament Gets Political Again

Federal Parliament Gets Political Again

The week of June 15th was to be the last sitting week for the House of Commons before summer. However, COVID-19 forced Parliament to quickly reinvent itself to deal with pandemic related priorities. Parties put aside their own interests to support the healthcare and finance measures required

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Supporting a Safe Restart: A Long Road Ahead

Supporting a Safe Restart: A Long Road Ahead

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the federal government is offering $14 billion to the provinces and territories as part of a safe restart agreement. The offer is a federal contribution to support the safe re-opening of the Canadian economy over the next six to eight

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CAF Reports Issues in Long-term Care Homes

CAF Reports Issues in Long-term Care Homes

Long-term care facilities, especially those in Ontario and Quebec, have been hard-hit by outbreaks of COVID-19. Premiers Ford and Legault specifically requested the assistance of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical teams in April to help manage the outbreak in some long-term care facilities. A report written

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Ontario Schools Remain Closed Until September

Ontario Schools Remain Closed Until September

Ontario Cancels Schools, Feds Extend and Expand Benefit Programs As provinces and the federal government seek to re-open economies, government programs are being amended and extended to better target the needs of all Canadians. Yet at the same time, other decisions made by governments for public health

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It’s Time to Prepare Plans for Pandemic-Related Issues

It’s Time to Prepare Plans for Pandemic-Related Issues

Ontarians recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. Of course, that liberation started months before on the beaches of Normandy with the largest seaborne invasion in history. In a stroke of dumb luck, Axis commander Erwin Rommel was absent from the front lines that day. German intelligence

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