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The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program: COVID-19 economic response

May 21, 2020

Brian Tabor, QC, Ryan Baker, and Madeleine Coats On April 16, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the beginning of a new piece to the COVID-19 federal economic response package – this time, in the form of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program (CECRA). Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the government would offer…

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Nova Scotia Commercial Rent Deferral Support Program: COVID-19 Economic Response

March 29, 2020

*Last updated: March 31, 2020 Brian Tabor, QC, Matthew Newell, Colin Piercey and Madeleine Coats On March 27, 2020, Premier Stephen McNeil announced further business supports in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a Commercial Rent Deferral Support Program. This program provides a government guarantee to rents deferred by way of Rent Deferral…

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Nova Scotia announces mandatory quarantine for public sector staff and students returning from outside Canada

March 13, 2020

Brian Johnston, QC and Jennifer Thompson In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang have announced that all public sector employees who have travelled outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days following their return to Canada before they are allowed to…

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