From the Government of Ontario - To help stop the spread of COVID-19 among the province's most vulnerable citizens and ensure frontline services can continue to be delivered in priority areas, the Ontario government has issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
From CBC News - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more flexible rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in response to critics who pointed out the initial rules excluded too many people, including those working reduced hours.
Seasonal workers and those who have recently run out of employment insurance will now also be eligible for CERB. People who make less than $1,000 a month due to reduced work hours will also qualify.
From the Toronto Star - Canada’s March labour report, released last week, showed the economy lost more than one million jobs last month in the midst of Covid-19. An uncertain national health emergency has led to unprecedented measures by the government to help those who have suddenly lost jobs and incomes.