Business

New rent relief program needed for businesses, CFIB says

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA, which lowered commercial rent up to 75 per cent, comes to an end Sept. 30. This according to information n the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ latest member survey. […]

National News

Canadian seniors to receive special payment in early July

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that the previously announced special payment to seniors will arrive in early July. Seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive their special one-time, tax-free payment during the week of July 6. […]

Business

Government offering commercial property owners forgivable loans to help provide rent breaks to small businesses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government has updated the criteria for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program for small businesses and that the application process will begin Monday, May 25.
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COVID-19

COLUMN: Protecting yourself from fraud during COVID-19

(NC) Safeguarding against scams can be a challenge. This is especially true during difficult periods like we are experiencing now. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of uncertainty and worry – the very things that fraudsters thrive on. […]

National News

Liberals announce a ban on 1500 firearms

On Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the ban of over 1,500 models and varients of what he calls “assault-style firearms,” including nine categories of firearms and two types identified by characteristic. The announcement also prohibits some firearms components. […]