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Federal Government Establishes a $1 Billion COVID-19 Response Fund

If you suspect you have COVID-19, call 811 before visiting any medical services. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today outlined Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19, by establishing a more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund. This comprehensive approach includes measures already underway to respond to the outbreak, as well as new investments to limit the…

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Zero Emissions Vehicles More Affordable for Business

Canadians expect their government to take ambitious action to protect our environment, while growing our economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses. To do this, we must support measures to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition and help our businesses adopt the sustainable technologies of the future. Today, at the global mineral…

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Work Sharing Program to Avoid Layoffs

Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while…

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Speech from the Throne: Canadian Business a Willing Partner to the 43rd Parliament

Speech from the Throne: Canadian Business a Willing Partner to the 43rd Parliament The Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the Speech from the Throne. “The Canadian Chamber has consistently advocated a focus on economic growth as a critical mechanism of national unity, one that can only be successful if works…

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