April 6 Afternoon: Federal Cabinet Address

Highlights: Dr. Tam provided an update on the number of cases in Canada: 15822 cases and 293 deaths. She says the most concerning news right now are the new outbreaks in hospitals and hearing of young people being hospitalized and people as young as in their 20’s dying from the disease. She shares this information […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: 4/6/20 Address

Highlights:  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an address from Rideau Cottage, noting today applications opened for CERB and that 240,000 people had applied already. Trudeau also highlighted that the government plans to expand eligibility for CERB to include part-time workers who have gone through a loss of hours, students, gig economy workers, and others in the $2,000 […]

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Wage Subsidies – Application process for Canadian Members

How to Apply Eligible employers would be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy through the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Business Account portal as well as a web-based application. Employers would have to keep records demonstrating their reduction in arm’s-length revenues and remuneration paid to employees. More details about the application process will be made […]

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Ontario Trades Support Govt Decision to Keep Industry Partially Open

(Toronto, ON) “Today’s decision by the government of Ontario to largely shut down private sector Industrial and Commercial construction in the province is a difficult but necessary one, given the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. Public sector infrastructure projects, […]

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CPWR Guidance on COVID-19: March 27

In response to the construction industry’s questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the following are steps workers should be taking now:• Don’t go to work if you are feeling sick.• Don’t go to work if you have a fever.• Don’t go to work if you have a cough or shortness of breath.• Avoid contact with sick […]

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Cigna Offers Convenience at no Cost Through Virtual Care and myCigna App

Life is demanding. It’s hard to find time to take care of yourself and your family members as it is, never mind when one of you isn’t feeling well. That’s why your health plan through Cigna includes access to medical and behavioral/mental health virtual care.   Whether it’s late at night and your doctor or therapist […]

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NABTU Summary of US Government COVID-19 relief legislation

Summary In the last two weeks, Congress has passed one major piece of legislation and is poised to do the same in the coming days on a second bill. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been signed into law by the president. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is […]

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