Statement on new North American Trade Agreement
Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade issued the following statement on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA):
"The Ontario government welcomes the implementation of this important trade agreement and looks forward to the greater certainty it provides to help businesses grow and protect jobs across the continent.
Nearly one in five Ontario jobs depend on trade, and approximately $400 billion CAD in two-way trade in goods travels across the U.S. and Canadian border in Ontario every year. We know that ensuring strong trade ties is vital to
July 2, 2020
CEBA loan eligibility now expanded
The expanded Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is now open for applications. This means that more small businesses can access it.
As of June 26, 2020, businesses eligible for CEBA now include
owner-operated small businesses that do not have a payroll,
sole proprietors receiving business income directly
family-owned corporations remunerating in the form of dividends rather than payroll.
Applicants will have to demonstrate having eligible non-deferrable expenses between Cdn. $40,000 and Cdn. $1,500,000 in 2020.
The expanded CEBA is being made available gradually by
June 30, 2020
Rent Assistance Program Extended
On June 29, the federal government announced an extension of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) until July.
Prime Minister Trudea stated "We know that many business owners are struggling with cash flow right now, so we're working on a solution".
The program, wihich is being administered through CMHC, was initially intened to support small businesses during the months of April, May and June. The program offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to:
- reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants
June 30, 2020
Celebrate Canada Day!
Let's unite virtually and share our national pride.
In place of the traditional Canada Day events that we hope to once again enjoy in 2021, please cheer on the Canada Day Appreciation Drive-By. Twenty decorated vehicles will drive through the City, passing by the hospital and several retirement homes and long term care facilities. Check out the route, which leaves Bayview Mall at 11:00 a.m. ending at Jane Forrester Park around noon.
Check out canada.ca for links to two virtual events.
Canada Day Across the Country offers a virtual tour of celebrations plus lots of surprises.
June 30, 2020
Funding is available for the solution to this problem.from CFIA
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is lookiing for a field-deployable or heandheld device that detects food borne pathogens.
Think you can solve this challenge?
Check out more details on the problem specifics, the maximum grant value and travel expectations, eligibiility, evalutation criteria, and more.
Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution. Challenge is open until July 28, 2020.
June 29, 2020