Highlights of Ontario’s COVID-19 fiscal plan

TORONTO — Ontario introduced a $17-billion package Wednesday to provide COVID-19 relief. Here are some highlights:

A look at what’s in the federal COVID-19 aid legislation

OTTAWA — Parliament has passed sweeping legislation designed to blunt the economic impact COVID-19.

Small business confidence falls to record low amid COVID-19 pandemic, CFIB...

TORONTO — The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says small business confidence has fallen to a new...

House of Commons passes legislation for COVID-19 help with unanimous support

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has passed emergency legislation to free up $82 billion to help Canadians...

Business, labour groups say Liberals’ COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to...

OTTAWA — A growing number of business and labour groups are urging the federal Liberals to up...

Community spread of COVID-19 within Canada taking over as main threat,...

OTTAWA — Canada’s chief medical health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says overall in Canada, an equal number of...

Ontario set to temporarily reduce hydro rates: source

TORONTO — A senior Ontario government source says the premier will announce today that hydro rates will...

Federal government helps farm loan agency to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — Farm Credit Canada is getting support from the federal government that will boost its lending...

Airports now a challenging ‘Petri dish’ for officials trying to prevent...

OTTAWA — For one traveller returning to Toronto from Vietnam, the way officials handled arrivals to Canada was...

What’s essential? A look at businesses that can stay open in...

TORONTO — As of 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, only businesses deemed essential workplaces will be allowed...

Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered the closure Monday of all non-essential businesses in the province to...

March break is over, but Ontario students are still out of...

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce is bracing parents for the new normal on what would have been...

COVID-19 cases in Canada surge to 1,472 as the death toll...

OTTAWA — The number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada rose to 1,472 by the...

Open letter from MPP Caroline Mulroney to York-Simcoe residents

To the residents of York-Simcoe, Throughout Canadian history, generations have faced challenges that at times seem unsurmountable. During times...

As pandemic wreaks havoc on Ontario’s economy, laid-off workers must wait...

By: James Burrows With more than a million laid-off workers applying for Employment Insurance (EI) over the next two...