Cononavirus

Dual Crisis: Fort McMurray residents struggle with flooding and COVID-19

Written by: Angelo Cruz Residents of Fort McMurray face hardship as 13,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to the flood while trying to deal with the...

Ontario Expands List of Workers Eligible for Pandemic Pay Raise

Written by: Angelo Cruz The Ontario government has released an updated list of frontline workers eligible for the temporary pay raise during the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated...

Canadian sacrifices paying off, Emergency student supports coming soon: PM Justin Trudeau

Written by: Angelo Cruz During today’s national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that the $9billion support for the students residing in Canada was coming. Trudeau...

Coronavirus spread is slowing in Canada, but “we are not out of the woods yet,” PM Trudeau

Written by: Brandon Pham and Angelo Cruz During his daily news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Prime minister Justin Trudeau said today that new modelling shows the health measures...

Ontario to release clearer guidelines on reopening businesses as the province announces three-phase plan to restart the economy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Tuesday afternoon that his government will be releasing clearer “sector-specific labour” guidelines later this week as the province is developing a framework for restarting the economy following...

$73B wage subsidy program opens, first payments expected May 7 as almost 10k businesses applied

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced applications have opened for the $73-billion wage subsidy program to help businesses that have seen a decrease in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Publicly Funded Schools to remain closed until at least May 31 says Ontario Education Minister

Ontario’s Education Minister, Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will continue to remain closed until at least May 31.  The decision to extend school closures was made based upon...

Ontario announces “pandemic pay” increase of $4 an hour for front-line workers

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will be providing front-line workers with a temporary “pandemic pay” raise amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Premier Doug Ford said that the...

PM Trudeau announces $62.5M for seafood, fish sectors amid supply concerns during coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $62.5 million for Canada’s fish and seafood sector amid mounting concerns of food supply across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Recognizing the need to...

Federal Government announces Rent Relief for Businesses as some provinces prepare to reopen economies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today in his daily update a new rent subsidy program that will help support businesses that were forced to shut down due to the global pandemic as some provinces in...

Jane Goodall says “disrespect for animals and nature” caused coronavirus pandemic

The renowned anthropologist, who has successfully released her new National Geographic documentary film “Jane Goodall: The Hope”, had a message for humanity and went on record to say that the coronavirus pandemic is humanity’s fault and...

COVID-19 and its lessons for business about supply chain management.

Recently, the severe and complicated COVID-19 pandemic has devastatingly affected global economic activities. In response to the disease, many nations have been on lockdown as well as under restriction on importing and exporting, which have...

Prime Minister announces $1.1B scientific strategy to combat COVID-19

Since the start of the ongoing global pandemic, scientists and researchers around the globe have been racing to develop tests and vaccines to limit the spread and protect people against the novel coronavirus...

The Media and Communication Industry Hit Hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has not only affected numerous industries, but it has also affected the media and communication field. Weekly newspapers have been under suspension, and news sites have had to lay off their staff.

PM Justin Trudeau announces new $9 billion COVID-19 funding for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today a new Canada Emergency Student Benefit - CESB program for students affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new program will be a part of a $9...

Ontario preparing for ‘gradual’ economic reopening as modelling shows pandemic peak likely reached, Premier Ford says

On Monday, April 20, Premier Ford announced Ontario will begin talks to gradually and safely reopening the economy, based on new modelling data indicating that the province has likely reached its peak in...

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