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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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Ontario Unveils First Stage to Reopen Economy

Ontario Unveils First Stage to Reopen Economy

The Ford government has announced details of stage one of its provincial Framework to Reopen, starting on May 19th. Ontario has focused on workplaces and services that are well-positioned to adopt workplace safety measures, while avoiding overburdening public transit and other services. Business and services permitted to

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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

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The Uneasy Days of May

The Uneasy Days of May

As we reach the end of the first week of May, the discomfort and lack of ease over what to do about the future of the COVID-19 situation is starting to show amongst politicians across governments. The effect of COVID-19 on the economy is unprecedented. Highlighted by

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Ontario and Alberta Take Steps to Re-Open Economies

Ontario and Alberta Take Steps to Re-Open Economies

In the last 24 hours, both Ontario and Alberta have announced measures to start re-opening sections of their economies, taking their own approaches for opening based on provincial rates of COVID-19. While both provinces appear to have entered the levelling off phase for new cases and both

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