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Latest News Articles

March 19, 2020

Acts of kindness during a pandemic: How Canadians are helping each other amid COVID-19

More than 35 Facebook groups have been created in the span of just three days in places such as Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa with thousands of members, according to the BBC

Editorial: Massive relief package is only the first step

Twenty-seven billion dollars will be direct support to citizens and businesses, while $55 billion is intended to help businesses maintain liquidity. The latter amount will come through deferred taxes. 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses 

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. 

Coronavirus: Here’s how to apply for EI and the new COVID-19 emergency benefit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a sweeping economic aid package to help Canadians impacted by the new coronavirus pandemic, including direct financial support for workers who wouldn’t ordinarily qualify for employment insurance benefits. 
Government of Canada Information Hotline for EI claims related to COVID19

Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products, Services and Health Cards

As part of the province’s enhanced measures, the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and ServiceOntario, is extending the validity period of driving products, services and health cards. These changes reduce the need for in-person visits to ServiceOntario, International Registration Plan offices and DriveTest centres during the COVID-19 outbreak, helping to promote social distancing and contain the spread of the virus.



Ontario Protecting Critical Front-Line Justice Services in Response to COVID-19

“The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. This commitment extends across the vast network of justice partners and individuals who interact with the justice system on a daily basis. 
Corporate Statement re: COVID-19

The Law Society of Ontario is supporting public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented a work at home plan for all employees through to Friday, April 3, at which time we will assess the situation.

We remain available to assist you as best we can. Our general phone line remains open at 416-947-3315, or you can contact us by email at lawsociety@lso.ca. Our response times may be slower than usual but we appreciate your patience.


How COVID-19 is changing virtual medical assessments

“COVID-19 has brought this up to the surface in terms of how technology can be used for convenience, and for ensuring the insurance industry and claimants are getting the benefits they deserve,” said Gloria Rajkumar, CEO of SIMAC Medical Assessment Centre in Richmond Hill, Ont. “We’re living in a time of technology. We should be utilizing technology to the best of our advantages and for less exposure.” 

What Intact is doing during COVID-19

“We are taking steps as needed to keep our people safe and make sure that everyone has all the information they need,” an Intact spokesperson wrote in an email. “We have a dedicated team monitoring this rapidly changing situation closely, as our priorities are the well-being of our employees and to be there for customers and brokers when they need us.” 

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