Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Ontario extends all COVID-19 emergency orders past Victoria Day (CTV News)

From CTV News - The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders in the province until May 19.

The emergency order, first introduced on March 17, includes the closure of non-essential businesses and prohibits public gatherings of more than five people.

The province said on Wednesday it extended the emergency orders following advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

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.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-child-benefit-increase-coronavirus_ca_5eb03cb9c5b66ee76aef6b60

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