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Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

Ottawa reiterates new COVID-19 border requirements for truckers entering Canada from United States

As of Jan. 15, unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet new previously announced requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reiterated. ... [read more]

Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 9:16 AM

Order denying staff of bankrupt catering company back pay should not have been made: B.C. tribunal

Employees of a caterer which filed for bankruptcy during the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have won the right to seek unpaid wages, despite initially being denied the ability to receive severance pay under British Columbia’s employment standards legislation. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 3:36 PM

Charter impact of Quebec’s plan to require ‘health contribution’ from unvaxxed unclear: Lametti David Lametti

Attorney General of Canada David Lametti says Quebec’s controversial plan, to impose a monetary charge on Quebec residents who refuse, without a valid medical reason, to be vaccinated for COVID-19, potentially has constitutional and legal implications, but assessing what those might be requires more information. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 9:52 AM

Immigration updates and policy predictions A compass with needle pointing at Canada

The Government of Canada is prioritizing immigration in order to grow the domestic economy. The goal is to increase Canada’s population from 38 million to 100 million by 2100. However, with the current omicron variant it may be difficult for Canada to reach this year’s immigration target of 411,000. This article will provide a summary of the main immigration updates and highlight some of the policy predictions that may affect immigration in 2022.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 4:17 PM

Ottawa extends CEBA loan payback, stays mum on Quebec’s new ‘health contribution’ charge Justin Trudeau

The federal government is extending by one year a key deadline for repaying the interest-free forgivable emergency loans it made to almost 900,000 small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 3:24 PM

Nova Scotia Supreme Court extending essential services model

Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court is once again extending its use of a “modified essential services model” in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 in that province. ... [read more]

Friday, January 07, 2022 @ 3:58 PM

Federal health minister opines that mandatory vaccination on the horizon

In a press conference updating the nation on the federal government’s response to COVID-19, Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, said he believes that mandatory vaccination might become part of provincial and territorial action plans in the future. ... [read more]

Friday, January 07, 2022 @ 3:21 PM

Ontario government unveils business grant, electricity rate relief in face of omicron variant

The Ontario government has announced plans to provide increased relief for businesses and people impacted by the public health measures aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant. ... [read more]

Friday, January 07, 2022 @ 2:07 PM - Last Updated: Friday, January 07, 2022 @ 3:39 PM

Courts in P.E.I., Nunavut make changes due to virus spread

In response to climbing cases of COVID-19 and the omicron variant, two Prince Edward Island courts are cutting in-person proceedings and leaning heavily on remote hearings. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 06, 2022 @ 1:11 PM

Canadian immigration law 2022: Predictions, suggestions 2022 with industrial icons

COVID-19 will continue to loom large in 2022. As of Jan. 15, with some exceptions, only fully vaccinated people will be able to enter Canada. This will apply to those reuniting with family here, international students 18 years or older, professional and amateur athletes, those on work permits (outside agricultural and food processing workers) and essential service providers such as truck drivers. This was announced back on Nov. 19, 2021, and the government no doubt feels that ample notice has been provided for this change in the law. ... [read more]