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Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls – National

Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls - National

If you have some last-minute questions about your annual tax returns, the Canada Revenue Agency is bracing for your call. The federal tax agency is approaching the revised June 1 tax deadline after several weeks of fielding an unprecedented volume of calls — nearly three million phone calls since the …

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Survey finds B.C. businesses facing major hurdles, as province seeks to reopen economy

Survey finds B.C. businesses facing major hurdles, as province seeks to reopen economy

More than four in 10 B.C. businesses say they’ll need ongoing federal and provincial help to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The survey of 1,300 businesses was conducted by the BC Chamber of Commerce, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and the Business Council of British Columbia, …

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Loophole in CERB could leave seniors vulnerable to scammers, MP warns

Loophole in CERB could leave seniors vulnerable to scammers, MP warns

A loophole in the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit that doesn’t prohibit people charging fees to help others get relief funds needs to be closed to prevent scams, an NDP MP says. Don Davies, who represents Vancouver Kingsway, says 77 seniors at a residence in east Vancouver were approached by an individual …

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Canada to provide more COVID-19 funding for off-reserve Indigenous people – National

Canada to provide more COVID-19 funding for off-reserve Indigenous people - National

The federal government is to provide more financial support to help off-reserve Indigenous People weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding expected today comes amid criticism that the Trudeau government has largely ignored the plight of thousands of Indigenous people who live off-reserve and in urban centres. Many of them …

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Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease – National

Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions on Friday on whether the federal government will implement any measures to help Canadians with underlying health conditions who fear returning to work as novel coronavirus restrictions ease. During his daily news conference on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau was asked if …

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Coronavirus: Basic income in Manitoba should be a right, not a privilege, says BIM chair – Winnipeg

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Many Canadians have lost jobs but have been saved from financial ruin during the COVID-19 pandemic. A major contributor has been the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), providing $500 a week for those who have lost their income. As of May 7, the federal government has received 11.21 million applications …

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Coronavirus-related scams have defrauded Canadians $1.2M: official – National

Coronavirus-related scams have defrauded Canadians $1.2M: official - National

Canadians have been defrauded out of at least $1.2 million in coronavirus-related scams during the pandemic, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Between March 6 and May 1, the centre has received 766 reports related to the pandemic, with 188 of those fraud attempts succeeding. READ MORE: Calgary man supplies …

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Civil servants describe government’s COVID-19 response to ‘Dunkirk’ style rescue – National

Civil servants describe government’s COVID-19 response to ‘Dunkirk’ style rescue - National

It was a sunny March 18 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented the government’s first big attempt at containing the economic fallout from COVID-19 in the form of an $82-billion rescue package. The viral pandemic’s effect in Canada was already bad: Schools were closing, workplaces shutting down, employees being laid …

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B.C. finance minister to provide update on B.C. emergency workers’ benefit applications

B.C. finance minister to provide update on B.C. emergency workers’ benefit applications

Posted May 1, 2020 12:19 pm Updated May 1, 2020 12:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Applications are now open for the $1,000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers. Finance Minister Carole James is scheduled to speak about …

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Parliamentary budget officer to release costing of Canada’s COVID-19 aid programs – National

Parliamentary budget officer to release costing of Canada’s COVID-19 aid programs - National

Canadians will get an update today on two of the costliest emergency aid programs the federal government has initiated to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis. The parliamentary budget officer is scheduled to post a costing note on the 75 per cent wage subsidy — a program the government expects …

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