Gilles Bisson MPP Timmins

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Bulletin

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 22

Here are today’s new developments:  Canada is rolling out a package of supports to help students, who have been excluded from Canada’s emergency income program. The supports include a Canada Emege... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 21

Here are today’s new developments:  Trudeau announced a new fund for community organizations community organizations, and said businesses can start applying for the federal wage subsidy — companie... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 20

Here are today’s new developments:    Canada is bracing for potential shortages of critical drugs needed to treat COVID-patients, and has put a call out for new suppliers.  Ontario appears to have... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 17

Here are today’s new developments:  Trudeau announced aid for the energy sector, plus support for rural businesses and workers in the arts and culture sectors. Ontario will not follow the lead ... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 16

Here are today’s new developments: Canada is expanding measures to help businesses during the pandemic, including broadened loan eligibility --  groups like the Canadian Federation of Independent ... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 15

Here are today’s new developments: Criteria to qualify for the federal CERB will now include those earning less than $1,000 per month – changes aimed at helping contract, gig and seasonal workers,... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 14

Here are today’s new developments: The eventual reopening of Canadian businesses will take a phased-in approach, but any ease on restrictions is most likely weeks away.  Travellers arriving in ... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 9

Here are today’s new developments: Statistics Canada released stark job numbers today, reporting Canada lost more than one million jobs in March.  Ontario lost about 403,000 jobs in March; the pr... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 8

Here are today’s new developments: Canada’s emergency wage subsidy — criticized by small business owners for not giving help to a wide enough range of employers — will expand its eligibility crite... More

COVID-19 Bulletin: April 7

Here are today’s new developments:   After a contentious order by Trump to halt exports of N95 respirators to Canada, Minnesota-based medical mask manufacturer 3M struck an agreement with the Whi... More