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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be provincial holiday in Ontario

By Ryan Rocca The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be considered a provincial statutory holiday this year, an Ontario government spokesperson says. Curtis Lindsay, press secretary for Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford, confirmed the decision in an email to Global News. “Ontario is working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, survivors and affected [...]

By |2021-09-10T18:47:23+00:00September 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario announces paid sick leave program to curb COVID-19 transmission

By Phil Tsekouras TORONTO -- Under pressure, Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has announced it will deliver its own paid sick leave program to help curb the spread of COVID-19 transmission in essential workplaces. Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton and Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the program, dubbed the Ontario [...]

By |2021-04-28T21:00:27+00:00April 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toronto, Peel to shutter workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks, as Ontario hints at changes to sick pay

By Laura Stone, Oliver Moore & Jeff Gray Toronto and neighbouring Peel Region are moving to shut down businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks, acting more forcefully than the Ontario government in the face of a devastating third wave. Toronto’s top doctor, medical officer of health Eileen de Villa, announced Tuesday that she would exercise her [...]

By |2021-04-20T20:32:03+00:00April 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canadian banks, insurance firms owe $1.2B in employee vacation pay, class actions allege

By Dave Seglins When Leigh Cunningham of Winnipeg left her 26-year career as an investment adviser with RBC Dominion Securities, she did some math and realized that for decades she hadn't been receiving six per cent vacation pay on her full income.Cunningham has launched a proposed $800-million class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of advisers. [...]

By |2021-03-05T18:02:14+00:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal government extending Canadians’ access to pandemic benefits

By Richard Raycraft The federal government will extend the period of time claimants can receive several pandemic income benefits, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today. Trudeau told reporters this afternoon that the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and Employment Insurance (EI) will all [...]

By |2021-02-22T13:38:04+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some self-employed Canadians caught up in CERB confusion won’t have to repay: PM

By Catherine Cullen Some self-employed Canadians are being let off the hook on repayment of thousands of dollars received through the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in a news conference outside his residence at Rideau Cottage today. "For people who accessed CERB based on their gross income [...]

By |2021-02-10T22:16:06+00:00February 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CRA sends out paperwork telling Canadians how much they’ve received in pandemic benefits

By Peter Zimonjic The Canada Revenue Agency began sending out T4A slips today to Canadians who have received COVID-19 benefits, reminding them that the money is taxable income and must be recorded on their tax returns. The department said the T4As are being issued as statements of income and not necessarily as statements of [...]

By |2021-01-18T15:11:46+00:00January 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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