COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

Anxious about COVID-19 and returning to work? Here's what you need to know (CBC News)

From CBC News - With more businesses reopening, some employees are anxious about going back to work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, worried their health could be at risk and wondering if they have any rights not to return.

In southern Alberta, for example, the union for workers at the meat processing plant Cargill have been trying to stop its reopening, saying that the vast majority of employees fear returning. (Nearly half of the company's 2,000 staff have tested positive for COVID-19.)

Canada Child Benefit Increases $300 Per Child For May (HuffPost)

From HuffPost - Parents who receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will notice an extra $300 per child on their regular May payment.

The government said it’s a one-time increase to help parents alleviate any additional financial costs brought on by the impacts of COVID-19.

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Ontario Court of Justice COVID-19 Notices and Updates (Updated May 4, 2020)

From Ontario Court of Justice  - The Ontario Court of Justice will not be returning to full operations on May 29, 2020.  No trials or preliminary inquiries will be conducted until July 6, 2020 at the earliest, unless a judge seized with a continuing matter orders otherwise. This applies to criminal, family and Provincial Offences Act matters. The Court will soon provide a detailed notice to the profession and to the public about all proceedings in the Ontario of Justice.  The Court is also working closely with its justice partners, inclu

Students who collect emergency COVID-19 aid must attest they're looking for work (CBC News)

From CBC News:  Students who collect emergency financial aid will be required to confirm that they're looking for summer work and will be connected with a government job bank to help employers struggling with shortages of labour.

Legislation providing $9 billion in assistance to students who saw their summer employment prospects dry up due to the COVID-19 crisis — which was adopted at second readings and at all stages in the House of Commons tonight and sent to the Senate — says applicants must "attest to the fact that they are seeking work."