COVID-19

Upcoming Federal Economic Relief in Response to COVID-19

Prime Minister Trudeau indicated in his speech on March 17, 2020, that the House of Commons is expected to reconvene to handle the emergency measures on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Among the issues to be addressed, Trudeau noted that the government is planning changes to upcoming tax deadlines with a focus on providing flexibility for businesses and taxpayers. These additional measures that are to be announced imminently, would be in addition to the previous $1 Billion health and economic response package that include relaxing employment insurance rules. 

We will continue to update our clients with information as it becomes available. If you have any questions about this topic, other COVID-19 related questions, or would like assistance with developing and/or reviewing pandemic plans, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer, or refer to the Firm’s other COVID-19 website resources.

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