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The coronavirus is making drastic changes to how we are currently living our lives.

How do we navigate this current reality? This page includes articles we’ve written so far and a quick roundup of the latest news.

Our coronavirus related posts

News roundup ‒ March 30, 2020

  • The Canadian Parliamentary Budget Officer’s most recent report predicts that the economy could contract by 25% in the second quarter of this year, assuming physical distancing measures are in place through August.
  • Government support for small businesses now includes a generous 75% wage subsidy and the opportunity for up to $40,000 in interest free loans.
  • While the long-term economic fallout from the global pandemic is hard to predict, it is expected that the impact on small businesses, employment, immigration, and housing will likely be felt for years to come.
  • There has also been a surge of scams and phishing attacks related to the COVID-19 crisis in Canada.
  • The pandemic is also driving some innovation and change in Canada and around the world, as companies retool and refocus on helping deal with the global crisis.

News roundup ‒ March 27, 2020

News roundup ‒ March 26, 2020

  • There’s some controversy brewing around whether airlines are allowed to give vouchers instead of refunds for flights cancelled due to COVID-19. The Canadian Transportation Agency believes that vouchers are fine, but there are some lawyers who disagree.
  • Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the government has asked banks and credit card companies to lower interest rates in response to the current economic crisis.
  • The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation is willing to take on more insured mortgages from banks so they are able to lend out more money and keep the economy afloat.
  • The agriculture industry in Canada is warning of potential food shortages and price increases if they aren’t designated an essential service.

News roundup ‒ March 25, 2020

News roundup ‒ March 24, 2020

  • The coronavirus pandemic is having a massive economic impact here in Canada and around the globe. There is some help coming for small businesses, not only from the federal government, but some provincial governments as well.

News roundup ‒ March 23, 2020

News roundup ‒ March 20, 2020

News roundup ‒ March 19, 2020

News roundup ‒ March 18, 2020