Coronavirus: Federal wage subsidy program might cost $14B less than predicted

Canada’s official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program might cost $14 billion less than the government predicted. A new report today by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown … Read More

CRA launches updated wage subsidy calculator before COVID-19 aid program’s next phase

The federal government has launched an updated calculator to help employers estimate what help they might receive from the next phase of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The calculator opened … Read More

Finance minister reveals changes to COVID-19 wage subsidy program

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberals are easing eligibility rules for the government’s emergency wage subsidy and changing the amounts businesses can receive. The government had been under pressure … Read More

Finance minister expected to reveal changes to COVID-19 wage subsidy program

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will outline today how the federal government is reshaping its emergency wage-subsidy program that has been extended to the end of the year. The program is … Read More

Trudeau mum on help for workers with health conditions as coronavirus restrictions ease

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions on Friday on whether the federal government will implement any measures to help Canadians with underlying health conditions who fear returning to work as … Read More