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

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Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

Continuing the approach of broad economic measures in response to COVID-19, the federal government has announced new liquidity measures to support large businesses. The measures are meant to provide bridge financing through the crisis, and complement existing support programs for businesses, including wage subsidies. The program is… Continue Reading Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

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How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

In Canada, pundits sometimes use a clever observation to denote the difference in cultures between Americans and Canadians: the expiration notice on Canadian produced food says, ‘best before’ while American made food says, ‘consume by.’ The difference is supposed to illustrate a separation in positive versus negative… Continue Reading How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

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Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

Ontario's Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

By Mitchell Davidson It seems the whole of the Ontario populace is fixated on the question of when things can return to normal. Many, including the premier, have rightly observed that Ontarians will have to adjust to a new normal as the reopening of the economy promises… Continue Reading Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

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COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

COVID-19: Canada's Road to Economic Recovery

As the calendar turns to May, some jurisdictions across Canada are starting to slowly loosen public health restrictions to re-open their economies, while others are establishing plans to do so. When COVID-19 set in, federal and provincial governments were required to work together to slow and contain… Continue Reading COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

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How, Not When: Ontario’s Framework to Re-Open the Economy

How, Not When: Ontario’s Framework to Re-Open the Economy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, along with economic ministers Rod Phillips and Vic Fedeli, and Health Minister Christine Elliott presented a three-stage process to guide the way forward in re-opening Ontario’s economy from the COVID-19 shutdown: Stage 1: “Protect and Support”: open select workplaces and allow some small… Continue Reading How, Not When: Ontario’s Framework to Re-Open the Economy

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