COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

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."

Refugees face more hardship settling during lockdown, advocates say (CBC News)

From CBC News - Hamzeh Alnas came to Canada to start a new life. 

After fleeing Syria's civil war, the 26-year-old arrived in British Columbia on Jan. 15, 2020, with his partner, Julia. They began working two weeks later at the Four Seasons hotel in Whistler. 

But then on Jan. 25, Canada registered its first "presumptive case" of COVID-19, with the coronavirus pandemic ultimately leading to widespread shutdowns and physical distancing measures.