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Royal Canadian Legion Introduces “Pay Tribute” Tap-enabled Poppy Donation Boxes This Year

Royal Canadian Legion Introduces “Pay Tribute” Tap-enabled Poppy Donation Boxes This Year
To honour Veterans and those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy today, Canadians from coast to coast will proudly wear their poppies during the run up to Remembrance Day, as they have done for decades. This year, the Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever... Read More

Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030

Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030
Comprehensive plan includes banning harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws Gatineau, Quebec – Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming wildlife, and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink. Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9%of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in... Read More

Prime Minister announces infrastructure plan to create jobs and grow the economy

Prime Minister announces infrastructure plan to create jobs and grow the economy
Ottawa – Canadians across the country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19, and the Government of Canada will continue to be there to offer support for those who need it. As we work toward our economic recovery from the pandemic and begin to build back better, the government will continue to make investments in infrastructure that will create good jobs... Read More

Federal Government signs agreement for COVID-19 rapid tests and analyzers

Federal Government signs agreement for COVID-19 rapid tests and analyzers
Ottawa – The Government of Canada is protecting the health and safety of all Canadians, while moving quickly to have access to a safe and sustainable economic recovery. This includes taking steps so Canadians can quickly and easily access COVID-19 testing. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, today... Read More

Tax Tip – Watch out for offshore disability insurance plan schemes

Tax Tip – Watch out for offshore disability insurance plan schemes
OTTAWA – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about getting involved in tax schemes including purported offshore disability insurance plans. Promoters, including tax representatives and tax preparers, are claiming that taxpayers can get tax-free amounts from a corporation and the corporation can get a tax write-off using employer disability insurance plans provided by supposed offshore insurer. What are tax... Read More

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 26, 2020

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 26, 2020
OTTAWA – In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 125,969 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,090 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada tested an average of almost 48,000 people daily over the past week with 0.7% testing positive. Currently, Canada is testing more than 140 people for every positive case. An... Read More

Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada to bring coverage of historic Paralympic moments with Super Series Rewind, a 10-episode digital series

Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada to bring coverage of historic Paralympic moments with Super Series Rewind, a 10-episode digital series
OTTAWA – Sports fans across Canada will be able to fill the Paralympic Games void this month as the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) launches its 10-episode Paralympic Super Series Rewind show today. Streaming in English and French for 10 consecutive days (August 24 – September 2) during the timeframe in which the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games were originally scheduled to be held, Super Series Rewind will showcase... Read More

Brockville 3M Facility to Supply Ontario & Canada with N95 Masks

Brockville 3M Facility to Supply Ontario & Canada with N95 Masks
Expanded Manufacturing Facility Will Secure Domestic Supply Well into the Future Brockville – It was announced on Friday in Brockville that Ontario and the federal government are partnering with 3M Canada to expand its Brockville manufacturing facility to produce made-in-Ontario N95 respirators. On hand for the announcement on Friday was MPP Steve Clark with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug... Read More

WATERLOO-BASED PPE MANUFACTURER THE CANADIAN SHIELD DONATES 750,000 FACE SHIELDS TO EDUCATION MINISTRIES ACROSS CANADA FOR TEACHERS RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS

WATERLOO-BASED PPE MANUFACTURER THE CANADIAN SHIELD DONATES 750,000 FACE SHIELDS TO EDUCATION MINISTRIES ACROSS CANADA FOR TEACHERS RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS
The Canadian Shield is also launching kids face shields to protect students heading back to school in September WATERLOO – In preparation for Canadian teachers returning to the classroom, Waterloo Region-based Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer The Canadian Shield is donating 750,000 reusable face shields to provincial and territorial governments across Canada. The value of the 750,000 face shield donation... Read More

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Ottawa – More Canadians are returning to work, but many people still face challenges due to COVID-19. As we begin to take steps to safely restart our economy, we will continue to support Canadians to protect their health and economic well-being. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight... Read More