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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders Again

News Release   Ontario Extends Emergency Orders July 16, 2020 Extensions Protect Health and Safety as Economy Gradually Reopens TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended most emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) until July 29, 2020. […] Read More

Happy Canada Day!

  The team at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP Wish You A Happy Canada Day. It will certainly be one that we will remember.   Please Stay Safe and Well    Please note that we are closed for the day. Our operations will reopen tomorrow July 2 at 8:30am While our offices remain closed for […] Read More

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to July 15th

  News Release   Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to July 15   June 24, 2020 Province Focuses on Safe, Gradual Reopening of Regions TORONTO ― In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July […] Read More

Niagara Region Moves to Stage 2 on Friday June 19th

  News Release   More People Can Get Back to Work as Additional Businesses and Services to Reopen This Week   June 15, 2020   Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 2 on Friday   TORONTO  More people will be able to get back to work as additional businesses and services in certain regions across […] Read More

Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles

  News Release Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles    June 12, 2020   Creating a Close Group of up to 10 People Will Help Reduce Social Isolation     TORONTO – People throughout Ontario are being encouraged to establish a social “circle” of no more than 10 people who can interact and come into […] Read More

Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days

  From: Leanne Standryk We await direction from the Government on when Niagara is permitted to move to stage two and we will announce those details it when it happens.    News Release Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days June 8, 2020 Restrictions Being Eased in Communities Where It Is […] Read More

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency Until June 30

  News Release Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30     June 2, 2020 Extension Key to Protecting Ontarians as Province Safely Reopens   TORONTO ― In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario is extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency to June 30. The decision supports the government’s efforts to […] Read More

O.REG 228/20 UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT, 2000

  O.REG 228/20 UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT, 2000 STATUTORY LAYOFFS AND CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL DURING COVID-19 By Leanne Standryk    Since the beginning of March 2020 and increasingly so after Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 17, 2020 our labour and employment […] Read More

Covid Impact Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Apr 21 2020

  By Leanne Standryk and Alexandra Del Vecchio We previously provided a report of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS) announced April 1, 2020.  On April 11, 2020, the Federal Government passed Bill C-14, Covid Emergency Response Act, No. 2.  Bill C-14 amends the Income Tax Act to introduce the CEWS. Since that time, […] Read More

The Realities of Buying and Selling Real Estate During a Pandemic

  By Matthew Leask The real estate market, like the rest of the economy, has seen a significant slow-down since physical distancing and other measures have been put into force. Despite this slow-down, for various reasons, people still need to buy and sell real estate in Ontario. Real estate agents, land registration services and lawyers […] Read More

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