Parliament passed the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) into law. The CEWS that passed into law was slightly revised from the earlier initiative announced by the Government on March 27, 2020 and discussed in our earlier post on the CEWS.
The Government of Ontario extended the provincial state of emergency until April 23, 2020. The extension incudes the continued enforcement of various closures and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including among other things:
The Prime Minister announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program. The Program subsidy applies to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 30.
The Government of Canada announced certain proposed changes to the CEWS in response to input from stakeholders and the opposition parties.