COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

Ontario releases list of essential workplaces that can remain open amid COVID-19 outbreak

From CBC News  - Workplaces that have been deemed "non-essential" or "at-risk" have until the end of Tuesday to close up shop.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ordered all non-essential stores and services to close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Court of Appeal for Ontario goes digital in response to COVID-19

From the Court of Appeal for Ontario - Effective March 23, 2020 and until further notice, public counter services will be closed. All filings can be mailed, sent via email to or dropped off outside the Intake Office. For more information on new procedures for filing, visit:

Here's what's available to help Ontario renters through COVID-19 (CBC News)

From the CBC - In Toronto, a city where 47 per cent of people rent, many are wondering what to do when April 1 arrives and their rent is due.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $82 billion in aid for families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Homeowners were given the option to defer their mortgages for up to six months.

But because they don't pay a few large corporations in the same way homeowners pay a few banks, renters don't have a similar option.