From Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Attorney General Doug Downey says that some of the justice-system changes in response to COVID-19 will “absolutely” become permanent, amid positive feedback from the bar.
“Working with our justice partners has been a very positive experience,” says Downey. “We all agree that we cannot go back to the way the system was.”
On May 12, the Ontario legislature passed an omnibus bill, COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act 2020, which codified the process for remotely commissioning or notarizing a document.
From CBC News - The government's emergency wage-subsidy program will be extended to the end of August to help employers keep their workers on the payroll during the pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.
The program — which covers 75 per cent of an eligible company's payroll, up to a maximum of $847 per week per employee — originally was set to expire next month.
From Now Toronto - It's no secret that Torontonians with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, and there's a fear among the disabled community that they would not receive adequate treatment while in hospital.
From CBC News - Post-secondary students eligible for COVID-19 emergency aid can apply for the benefit starting Friday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the date for opening the $9-billion program this morning during his daily briefing. He advised claimants to sign up for an account on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website to ensure the process moves as quickly as possible.