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Issues & Insights: December 2019

Issues & Insights: December 2019

In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the Phase 1 report of the City’s Program & Service Review and how it aligns with key recommendations in the Chamber’s City of Opportunity platform.

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Issues & Insights: November 2019

Issues & Insights: November 2019

On November 6, the Government of Ontario released its 2019 Fall Economic Statement entitled, “2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together,” which provides an update on the government’s finances and announces commitments for the upcoming 2020 Budget…

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Essential Workplaces Reduced to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Essential Workplaces Reduced to Stop COVID-19 Spread

The Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. The government is ordering all businesses not covered by the updated Emergency Order to close effective as of Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m....

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More Details on Emergency Wage Subsidy

More Details on Emergency Wage Subsidy

Here are the details currently available on the federal emergency wage subsidy: – 75% of annual earnings up to $58,700 or $847 per week – Available to businesses, NFPs & charities that have lost 30% or more in revenues compared to same month in 2019

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Municipal Measures

Municipal Measures

The City of Thunder Bay approved a number of new measures to assist businesses during this pandemic

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New Federal Business Supports

New Federal Business Supports

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just announced new measures to help small and medium-sized businesses avoid layoffs during the COVID-19 crisis: -  wage subsidy increased from 10% to 75%, backdated to March 15, for qualifying businesses -  new Canada Emergency...

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