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Emergency Community Support Fund

Tuesday April 21, 2020 The government has announced that it is developing a financial assistance program to help Non-Profit Organizations and Charities that have seen a severe drop in donations since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Read More

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Community Futures Development Corp. -Small Business Assistance

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITS $962 MILLION TO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, COMMUNITY FUTURES NETWORK April 20, 2020 Many local businesses will benefit from new federal government aid of $675 million to boost all of Canada’s regional development Read More

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Benefit

Friday, April 24, 2020   The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses will provide forgivable loans to qualifying commercial property owners to cover 50 per cent of three monthly rent payments payable by Read More

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Emergency Response Programs for Students Announced. #dontforgetstudents

April 22, 2020 I am pleased to see that on April 22 the government announced emergency support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide the financial support Read More

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Opens Monday April 27, 2020

April 26, 2020 As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, Read More

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Facebook LIVE Town Hall meeting – April 23, 2020

A Facebook Live “Town Hall” Q&A session with M.P. Bruce Stanton covering the federal economic emergency response measures. This is a full, recording of the broadcast from Thursday April 23, 2020.  

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Recorded Facebook LIVE Town Hall

A Facebook Live “Town Hall” Q&A session with M.P. Bruce Stanton covering the federal economic emergency response measures. This is a full, unedited recording of the broadcast from Thursday April 16, 2020.

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Canada Summer Jobs Update for Simcoe North

URGENT NEWS FOR SUMMER JOBS BUSINESS APPLICANTS Due to the disruption and closure of many businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, the Canada Summer Jobs Program (CSJ) has been updated to offer greater flexibility to employers Read More

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Update

Thursday, April 2, 2020 The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will offer a 75% wage subsidy to all businesses that have lost 30% of their revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To qualify, companies will Read More

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COVID-19 Government Financial Support Programs

Monday March 29, 2020 On Friday, March 27, 2020, the government announced additional financial measures to assist small and medium-sized businesses: Deferral of GST/HST remittances to June 30, 2020 for monthly filers; GST/HST collected in Read More

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