Cononavirus

Facebook provides $100 million in support for media companies and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide

On March 30, Facebook pledged to provide $100 million for media organizations and companies impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S. and other places around the world. Media organizations, companies, and publishers are all currently under...

TRACKING COVID-19 CASES ACROSS CANADA as of April 21

Canada reported 1,379 new cases across Canada today bringing the national number of COVID-19 cases to 38,210, including 13,143 recoveries and 1,831. There are now 23,236 active cases in Canada. Quebec...

New $350M support fund for COVID-19 community programs, 75% wage subsidy launching April 27: PM Trudeau

As the number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 2.5 million around the world, and 38,206 in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today $350 million in new funding to help Canada’s most vulnerable and...

New Business rent assistance and expanded loan program for small businesses affected by COVID pandemic: PM Trudeau

On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that the federal government will be expanding its loan program (Canada Emergency Business Account – CEBA) to accommodate for small and medium-sized businesses deeply...

Part-time, contract and seasonal workers now qualify for COVID-19 emergency benefits, Essential Workers to get salary top-up

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his daily COVID-19 update that eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has expanded allowing more Canadians to be eligible for the $2,000 a month benefit. 

Students won’t go back to school on May 4, Premier Doug Ford says

Ontario students won’t be returning to the classroom on May 4, Premier Doug Ford announced today.  The closure of publicly funded school will be extended into the month of May...

Federal government announces $130 million to help Canada’s northern communities, Provinces extends emergency orders into May, Strict enforcement of the Quarantine Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday the Federal government is spending $130 million to help support Northern communities in Canada improve health services, make it easier to afford food and other essentials, and...

Health Canada approves new rapid COVID testing kits

Health Canada has recently approved a new rapid test kit for COVID-19 that is said to be able to produce results in less than an hour. The new test kit is expected to...

421 new cases reported as Ontario aims to increase testing of COVID-19

Currently, there are approximately 7,740 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, 421 of which are new cases reported as of today. 3,357 of these cases have successfully recovered from the deadly virus. As the...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses Canada Emergency Business Account program and The Emergencies Act in his COVID-19 update

In his daily update from Rideau Cottage, where the Prime Minister is working from home and in self-isolation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the newly launched Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program and...

Parliament passes $73 Billion COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Bill in an all-party collaboration

This past Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, and several Members of Parliament reconvened in the House of Commons to debate and eventually pass the federal government’s multi-billion-dollar wage...

Ontario extends emergency orders until April 23, as province sees 411 new COVID-19 cases

The Government of Ontario is extending its COVID-19 emergency orders until April 23 and adding new measures as there are 411 new COVID-19 cases recorded today bringing the provincial total to 6,648 cases...

With strong measures, Canada could see up to 11,000 – 22,000 COVID-19 deaths say officials

According to the forecasting models by federal public health officials on Thursday in Ottawa, by the end of the COVID-19 pandemic there could be up to 11,000 – 22,000 deaths due to the...

Did you get 2 CERB payments? It is not a mistake, minister says

Since applications opened for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), some Canadians woke up to find two separate payments from the government in their bank accounts.  For some this may...

No return to normality until COVID-19 vaccine is available says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

As Canada enters another week of staying at home, physical distancing, and increased health measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering when will Canadians be able to return to...

Why B.C is flattening the COVID-19 curve while numbers in central Canada surges

When compared to other provinces across Canada, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has been more severe in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Meanwhile in British Columbia data is showing that the western province...

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