Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance and Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility Applications to Open

On May 20, 2020 Bill Morneau and Navdeep Bains announced the opening of the application process for the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility program. More information can be found about this program in our previous blog post found here. The same day, Justin Trudeau announced that applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance will ...

Trudeau Announces Expansion to Eligibility Criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account

On May 19, 2020, Justin Trudeau announced an expansion to the Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”), previously discussed in Rose Keith’s blog post dated April 16, 2020, found here.  CEBA is administered by Export Development Canada and provides a partially forgivable, zero interest loan of up to $40,000 for qualifying small businesses. Up to $10,000 ...

Federal Government Announces Commercial Rent Assistance

27. April 2020 0
On April 24, 2020, Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program. This program aims to assist small businesses, charities, and nonprofits who have seen at least a 70% decrease in revenue by providing forgivable loans to commercial property owners. Under the program, qualifying tenants will have their rent lowered by 75% from ...

Opening of BC Human Rights Commission

24. April 2020 0
In November 2018, amendments to the Human Rights Code, RSBC 1996, c 210 (the “Code”)came into force, allowing for the creation of the Human Rights Commission in BC (the “Commission”). Although BC previously had a Human Rights Commission, it was done away with in 2002, leaving a void in the BC human rights landscape. The ...