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MP Dane Lloyd raises questions and concerns during Committee of the Whole opportunity

It was a great day for democracy because it’s the first time since the House rose on Mar. 13 that the opposition parties have had an opportunity in a parliamentary forum to as pertinent questions of the government, and hold them accountable for failures of mistakes that they’ve made, or to ask them what they are doing about important files,” Lloyd said of Saturday’s sitting […]


Feds convene over Easter to pass Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program

Parliament met Saturday to discuss, debate and pass Bill C-14, its $73 billion Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, a federal program for employers who have seen a drop in revenue. The program would pay 75 per cent of an employee’s pre-pandemic weekly pay up to $847 a week for up to 12 weeks. The subsidy is retroactive to Mar. 15 and extends to June 6, 2020.


Trudeau alters wage subsidy rules for businesses, Conservatives looking for more help

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday morning that Canadian businesses can now use January and February books to show the 30% revenue loss to qualify for the federal government’s 75% wage subsidy. Additionally, companies will only need to show a 15% decline in March due to the impact taking effect at about the mid-month point. […]


Feds announce support for small businesses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday morning additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic. The feds say these new measures will help Canadian companies protect Canadians jobs and pay workers during the pandemic.