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Ontario Premier Doug Ford extends state of emergency for another two weeks as next few weeks are “extremely serious” in battle against COVID-19

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford confirmed today that the State of Emergency he previously issued on March 17 will be extended...

Businesses with a 30% drop in revenue due to COVID-19 pandemic eligible for 75% wage subsidies says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

On Monday March 30th Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his daily address that businesses and non-profit organizations that see a drop of at least 30% in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Highlights of the address:  Small and Medium-sized businesses may qualify for a 75% wage subsidyFederal Government offering a new Canada Emergency Business Account loan In his address...

Ontario government reveals $17 billion aid package in response to coronavirus pandemic

Earlier this week, on March 25, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government announced that it will be developing and implementing a $17-billion-dollar aid package that aims to support residents, businesses, and...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces boost to emergency financial assistance as COVID-19 pandemic wages on

Earlier today during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s morning address on March 25, 2020, he announced that the federal government will be merging two previously introduced employment insurance benefits for Canadians who are out...

Ontario releases list of essential businesses allowed to stay open during the mandatory two-week shut down

A week after declaring a state of emergency in the province, Premier Doug Ford has ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Monday March...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Ontario orders all non-essential businesses to shut down

A week after declaring a state of emergency in the province, Premier Doug Ford has ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Monday March...

COVID-19: Breaking the new social distancing rule? You could be fined up to $1,000 and businesses upto $500K

People and businesses found breaking the new social distancing rules will be fined, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said Friday. Individuals could be fined up to $1,000 while businesses could...

Canada to close borders by midnight and turning back asylum seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Friday that “exceptional” measures must be taken during exceptional times to protect public health amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of the new...

Canada-U.S. border temporarily closes to non-essential traffic over coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that the Canada-U.S border will likely be closed to non-essential travel by Friday night. "We are working on...

Government of Canada announces $82 Billion Emergency Response Package for Canadians

Breakdown of the $82 Billion dollars in Direct Aid and Economic Stimulus:  Sickness benefits beyond EI (Employment Insurance) Unemployment benefits beyond EIWage subsidyIncome supportsTax Deadline Postponed Moratorium on Student Loan PaymentsHelp for...

Bank of Canada made further rate cut to 0.75 percent; U.S. Federal Reserve slashes rate to near 0 in urgency to offset COVID-19 impact

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen the threat to the economic growth of the world, U.S. and Canada took the dramatic step of slashing interest rates and unveil programs and aid packages...

PM Trudeau addresses Canadians as COVID-19 shuts down Parliament

Speaking to Canadians from outside Rideau Cottage, Ottawa on Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau advised Canadians to avoid all non-essential global travel, as the still rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic suspended Canadian Parliament....

Vibrant Vietnam

Lunar New Year is one of the most active times for tourism in Vietnam. Domestic tourists prepare to visit family and tourists from overseas look forward to immersing themselves in the atmosphere...

A Talk with Tony Nhan

Tony Nhan, a Sino-Vietnamese, came to Canada in 1980, at the age of 14. Learning a new language and culture was difficult. In addition, a large family and tight economic situation made...

A New Beginning For Ontario-Vietnam Trade Relations

This past December, a historic meeting took place between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The meeting’s goal was to...

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