Vancouver, BC, August 24, 2020--U.S. President Donald Trump announced Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. The blood plasma, taken from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and rich in antibodies, may provide benefits to those battling the disease. But the evidence has been inconclusive as to how it works or how best to administer it.
Vancouver, BC, July 14, 2020--Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal government is extending the emergency wage subsidy program to December of this year. The program covers 75% of wages, up to a weekly maximum of $847, for workers at eligible companies and non-profits affected by the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The wage subsidy program is the centrepiece of the government's plan to get Canadians back to work following several months of restricted economic activity.
Vancouver, BC, May 5, 2020--As more Canadians find themselves living online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberal government is accelerating its strategy to increase high-speed broadband coverage in rural Canada.
Vancouver, BC, April 27, 2020--Applications opened Monday for a $73 billion wage subsidy program to help businesses that have seen a drop in revenue because of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first payments should begin to arrive May 7.
Vancouver, BC, April 17, 2020--PM Justin Trudeau has announced more measures to help Canadian businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis, including expanded loan eligibility and assistance with commercial rent. The previously announced loan program, which offers businesses up to $40,000 in a government-backed loan, will now be available to businesses with payrolls worth between $20,000 and $1.5 million.
Vancouver, BC, April 15, 2020--The Government of Canada has announced more flexible rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in response to critics who pointed out the initial rules excluded too many people, including those working reduced hours. Seasonal workers and those who have recently run out of employment insurance will now also be eligible for CERB. People who make less than $1,000 a month due to reduced work hours will also qualify.