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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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Rent Relief and Long-Term Care Challenges Mark End-of-Week COVID-19 Update

Rent Relief and Long-Term Care Challenges Mark End-of-Week COVID-19 Update

As some provincial governments like New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are turning their attention to plans for re-opening their economies, the federal government continues to address the ongoing acute challenges that COVID-19 poses to the economy and the health care system. Rent Relief for Small Businesses The federal… Continue Reading Rent Relief and Long-Term Care Challenges Mark End-of-Week COVID-19 Update

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New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

As previously announced, employers will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) on Monday, April 27.  The Canada Revenue Agency will administer the program and expects to process 90 per cent of CEWS applications by May 5th, with direct deposits and cheques sent… Continue Reading New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

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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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Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

By Mitchell Davidson When reflecting on the 2008 financial crisis, famed billionaire Warren Buffett once said “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Well, the early days of COVID-19 have left millions of Ontario’s workers and thousands of its businesses exposed… Continue Reading Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

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