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CERB and CEWS programs extended

As many businesses and employees continue to adjust to the financial realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks, to ensure...

Kaufman named new chair of CIPH

With its plans to hold its annual business conference in Mont Tremblant, Que., disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating turned to the web on June 16 to host its first ever virtual annual general meeting...

Housing starts trend slides in May

With various restrictions on construction having a negative impact on housing starts, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has reported that the trend in starts went from 198,644 units in April of 2020 to 196,750 in May, a decline that was not unexpected.

Provinces stepping up to assist business owners

Despite moves to start back to work, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact a significant number of employers across the country, so some provinces are adjusting programs and adding protections to help companies navigate these unprecedented times...