Funding Cuts to Independent Online Schools I’m hearing from constituents that are quite upset with the NDP governments funding cut to independent online schools. This impacts thousands of families across British Columbia. This is a political decision and not a financial one as every student enrolled in independent and online...Keep Reading
Resources you can use.... We want to make sure you have the resources you need to the make the best decisions possible during this very difficult time. General COVID-19 Federal Program Information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html CEWS Main Page: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html CEWS Additional Details: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html CRA Measures: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html CERB Application: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html CERB Questions &...
New Business Subsidy Programs The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) The goal is to help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This would provide a 75 per cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 24 weeks, retroactive to...Keep Reading
I want to let you know if you have received a C.E.R.B. payment(s) and realize you are ineligible, here is how you can return the money The CRA has provided convenient ways for you to get the CERB as quickly as possible. Most people are able to complete the...Keep Reading
Good NEWS for Expectant Mothers’ As part of the CERB process, applicants are asked if they are pregnant and anticipating going on maternity/parental benefits. This is to ensure that claims are properly established, and to ensure a smooth transition over to maternity/parental at the appropriate time without having to re-apply....Keep Reading
Here is some great information for those already receiving the CERB. The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a tax-free, one time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19.Keep Reading
MNBC recognizes that citizens have been deeply impacted by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Through funding support provided by the Federal Government, MNBC will be providing a temporary rent supplement to Métis Nation citizens who are currently renting their homes.Keep Reading
There is a Mandatory Order for Quarantine that we must Watch Closely. Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that (a) based on the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, there is an outbreak of a communicable disease, namely coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in the...Keep Reading
SCENARIO ANALYSIS UPDATE: COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND OIL PRICE SHOCKS PBO published its first scenario analysis of COVID-19 pandemic and oil price shocks on March 27 to help parliamentarians gauge potential economic and fiscal implications. This report provides an updated scenario analysis that incorporates new federal measures announced up to and...Keep Reading
Government announces changes to 2020 Canada Summer Jobs program Increase to wage subsidy up to 100% of provincial minimum hourly wage for each employee Extending end date of employment to February 28, 2021 Allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services Allowing employers to hire...
Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided further details on the eligibility criteria for businesses to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). These details will ensure that the proposed CEWS meets the government’s objective to support the employers that are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the jobs...Keep Reading
Practical proposed ways to help small businesses who have seen their revenues collapse as a result of COVID-19. Many are days away from permanently closing or declaring bankruptcy and laying off millions of employees. The government has promised wage subsidy would cover 75% of salaries up to $847/employee per week...Keep Reading