COVID-19 News

Canadian Government releases COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

From the Government of Canada – 
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

COVID-19: Update on client services from Legal Aid Ontario

From Legal Aid Ontario – Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is working with justice partners to ensure the safety of clients, in efforts against COVID‑19 (coronavirus). Please visit the following page for updates on services at:

Ontario Government Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

From the Government of Ontario – Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.

Superior Court of Justice COVID-19 Notice Regarding Civil and Family Proceedings

From the Superior Court of Justice – Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all sittings of the Ontario Small Claims Court are suspended until further notice. The hearings suspended include, but are not limited to, all trials, settlement conferences, motions, assessment hearings, garnishment hearings, contempt hearings and examinations, including teleconference hearings and videoconference hearings.

Statement from the Ontario Government on the Social Services Sector’s Response to COVID-19

From the Government of Ontario – Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, provided an update on the measures being put into place across the social services and youth justice sectors:
“Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians, including the staff and clients in Ontario’s social services and youth justice sectors,

Ontario Government Protecting Critical Front-Line Justice Services in Response to COVID-19

From the Government of Ontario – 
Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Doug Downey, Attorney General, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19 and the government’s commitment to keep communities safe while continuing to hold offenders accountable:
“The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority.

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