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COVID-19

The Prime Minister of Canada announced today a stimulus package of up to $82 billion to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and businesses in Canada. Trudeau was very clear that these measures are not exhaustive and more initiatives will follow.

The following support programs were mentioned in the Prime Minister’s address. Some of these initiatives may help alleviate the pressure associations...

COVID-19

FOOD INDUSTRY CV19 NEWS UPDATE - Original Publication . Published 2020-03-17.

In recent days, the CFIA has received many requests from industry to have its inspectors and officials sign various documents, such as Visitor Request Forms and Covid-19 Screening Forms, before entering its facilities. Inspectors have also received requests from industry to follow specific directives before entering a place for inspection. As you are aware, CFIA officials are not present at establishments...

COVID-19

FOOD INDUSTRY CV19 NEWS UPDATE

Click here: An update on cross border compliance

A message from The BC Trucking Association:

BCTA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely and remains in frequent contact with key government officials, including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, CBP, and CBSA.

FMCSA Declaration:

All government agencies continue to emphasis the importance of the movement of goods across the Canadian /...

COVID-19

STAFF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – HR & OHS

What type of insurance coverage is available for COVID19?

The questions center around a possible shutdown of a business due to quarantine or Government actions to prevent spread of the virus and whether or not there may be coverage available for lost profits, employee wages etc.

The short answer is no. An insurance policy on property insures property and not the health and wellbeing of persons.

What does business interruption insurance cover?

Business interruption loss, which insurers a business’s profits, is...

COVID-19

STAFF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – HR & OHS

From the EI website

The Work-Sharing program (waiting period waived) is implementing temporary special measures to support employers and employees affected by the downturn in business caused by COVID-19. The new temporary special measures are available to employers impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19. The measures allows for eligible employers to retain skilled employees and workers to remain employed during the temporary downturn in business due to COVID-19....

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