COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

Many provinces, territories enforcing border checkpoints and travel restrictions Social Sharing

From CBC News - While the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a shutdown of non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border, a number of provinces have also set up checkpoints at their borders to restrict traffic, raising questions about the constitutionality of such measures.

"It does depend to some extent on what it is they're asking you to do," said constitutional expert Wayne MacKay, professor emeritus of law at Dalhousie University.

Canada Revenue Agency asks that as of April 6th people apply for the CERB on different weekdays depending on their birth month

From the Canada Revenue Agency -  To make sure we can help you quickly, as of April 6th we’re asking you to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) on different weekdays depending on your birth month. 

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You can start applying to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit today — here’s how it works (Toronto Star)

From the Toronto Star - These are stressful and uncertain times. In addition to dealing with a national health emergency, millions Canadians have been suddenly thrown out of work.

If you are one of them and you are suffering financial hardship because of COVID-19, there are powerful new initiatives that can help. Here are four major ones to consider...

Coronavirus pandemic adds complexity to parental-access battles

From the Globe and Mail - Family lawyers and divorce mediators say they are overwhelmed by the number of conflicts that have arisen over COVID-19, including accusations that one parent may not respect the need for social distancing. So far, most of these disputes concern who gets access to the children. Judges, lawyers and mediators all say that, barring exceptional circumstances, divorced couples and former common-law partners must abide by the agreements they had in place before the pandemic.