Filter for Canada Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-09-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
temperature screening stations will be in place in the departure sections of the next 11 busiest airports in Canada (St. John’s, Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto – Billy Bishop, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria).
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2020-07-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $49.9 million, the Government of British Columbia is contributing over $15.4 million and the individual applicants are contributing more than $11.5 million to these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan.
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2020-07-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $22.6 million, the Government of British Columbia is contributing over $15 million and the individual applicants are contributing more than $4 million to these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan.
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2020-07-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Relief measures for Registered Pension Plans and Deferred Salary Leave Plans
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2020-07-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Regulations Providing Relief for Registered Pension Plans
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2020-07-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
over $9 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $6.5 million for these important infrastructure projects in these communities while municipalities are contributing over $3 million in total towards the projects.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$1.18 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) and the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan as well as the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF). The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $971,980, while the municipalities are contributing over $727,000.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of Rent Relief Program for Small Businesses
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic travel restrictions to Canada remain in place for July holidays
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International travel restrictions to Canada remain in place for July holidays
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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
temperature screening stations will be placed in the departure section of the four major airports that are currently identified as the only Canadian airports for international travel (Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver).
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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Canada Extends Mandatory Requirements Under the Quarantine Act for Anyone Entering Canada
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2020-06-29 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the GST/HST and customs duty payment deferral is ending as planned on June 30
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2020-06-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
support for equitable access to new COVID-19 medical solutions. $120 million in support of the activities of the Access to COVID-19 (ACT) Accelerator – with $20 million of that total for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
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2020-06-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
federal support to Quebec COVID-19 response through partnership with Canadian Red Cross
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
investments in infrastructure in rural and northern Ontario are vital to successful, sustainable communities and their economies.
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
invest in public transit and active transportation infrastructure for residents of the Niagara Region
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
invest in public transit and accessible transportation infrastructure for Cornwall and Brockville residents
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
public transit infrastructure for Peterborough residents
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$30 million in investments to support businesses and organizations as they adapt to new economic circumstances
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
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2020-06-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$38.1 million in funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to support fish and seafood processors in the region
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2020-06-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Camping will resume gradually at a number of national parks and national historic sites across Canada starting on June 22, 2020
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2020-06-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$10 million in emergency assistance for beef and hog farmers
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Canada and Ontario invest in public transit and active transportation infrastructure to support Waterloo Region residents
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2020-06-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extend restrictions on non-essential travel across US-Canada shared border for an additional 30 days
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2020-06-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
More small businesses can soon access the Canada Emergency Business Account
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2020-06-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$50 million Surplus Food Rescue Program
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) as part of the Government of Canada’s action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of COVID-19.
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Interim payments issued to Sixties Scoop survivors in the wake of delays caused by COVID-19
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2020-06-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
temporary restriction on all discretionary travel at the Canada-U.S. border has been extended until June 21, 2020.
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
increase to Yukon’s borrowing limit
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
increase to the Northwest Territories’ borrowing limit
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
increase to Nunavut’s borrowing limit
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
assist nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses in embracing online commerce
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$45 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$31.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$16.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nova Scotia has received more than $55 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Quebec has received $495.7 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ontario has received more than $816 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Manitoba has received $72.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Saskatchewan has received $62.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Alberta has received $244 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
British Columbia has received $280.4 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nunavut has received $16.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Yukon has received $16.5 million for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Northwest Territories has received $16.5 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs.
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
further support Indigenous businesses and the Indigenous tourism industry in response to hardships created by COVID-19. Many of the 30,000 Indigenous businesses in Canada are small to medium-sized enterprises and operate in sectors particularly hard-hit by COVID-19.
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2020-06-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Minister Ng announces government partnership with private sector campaign to help businesses reopen safely amid COVID-19
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2020-06-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$500,000 to five National Voluntary Organizations (NVOs) to develop pilot projects that will help reintegrate offenders under supervision at community-based residential facilities (halfway houses).
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
government partnership with private sector campaign to help businesses reopen safely amid COVID-19
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2020-06-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$71.3 million to support the economy of Quebec’s regions
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2020-06-09 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
now require temperature screenings for all passengers flying in or to Canada.
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
bring together available resources for organizations buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE)
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2020-06-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
modified entry restrictions for certain immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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2020-06-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$50 Million for Montréal’s Small Businesses
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2020-06-07 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
mental health resources
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2020-06-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National disability organizations receive additional funding to support and enhance accessible communications and engagement activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-06-05 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Government delays Divorce Act amendments coming into force in response to requests from justice partners due to COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-06-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$1 million to help beekeepers offset the costs of increased colony replacements due to COVID-19
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2020-05-28 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The temporary restriction on all non-essential travel at the Canada-United States border has been extended until June 21, 2020
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Government of Canada announces online tool, "Find financial help during COVID-19" to assist Canadians in accessing financial support
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2020-05-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
charities and non-profit organizations requiring financial assistance to address the pandemic, can apply for funding as of May 19, 2020.
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government of Canada supports over 500 women’s shelters and sexual assault centres during the COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government is working with employers across the country during this unprecedented time to make sure that young Canadians stay connected to the job market with safe and secure summer employment opportunities.
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the B.C. Agri-Business Planning Program is now open to applications and expanded to include aquaculture and seafood companies to develop COVID-19 business recovery plans.
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
2.25 million to help farmers better protect employees and ensure the continued supply of healthy food products for consumers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Western Economic Diversification Canada launches Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economy
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$2.3 million in support of the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 in northwestern Saskatchewan
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering upon entry to Canada and while in transit to isolation or quarantine, unless the mask or face covering needs to be removed for security or safety reasons.
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the temporary suspension of service at certain small vessel reporting sites, small airports of entry, ferry terminals and to the Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) program. These COVID-19 related measures are temporary, and in effect as of May 12, 2020, at 11:59 pm EDT. They will remain in effect until further notice
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
National Research Council of Canada and USask’s VIDO-InterVac collaborate to advance development of vaccine against COVID-19
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Health Canada has contacted companies that may be importing or distributing certain respirators, including KN95 respirators, in Canada that may not meet safety and effectiveness standards to request that they immediately stop sale and relabel current stock as face masks (not respirators).
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2020-05-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Indigenous Services Canada providing direct air transportation with strict, safety-first health protocol for essential personnel to serve fly-in First Nations communities and protect against COVID-19
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
new Industry Strategy Council
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
the Agriculture Training Support Program helps employers in the food supply chain provide necessary training to new domestic employees
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Competition Bureau is warning all businesses against making false or misleading claims that their products and services can prevent, treat or cure COVID-19.
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$2.5 million is being provided to meet the increasing needs of centres and shelters for female victims of domestic violence and battered women affected by multiple social issues
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2020-05-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
creation of the COVID-19 Supply Council which will bring together a diverse group of leaders to provide the government with advice on the procurement of critical goods and services required as part of Canada’s COVID-19 response and recovery.
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Minister Bains announces investment in antibody discovery technology to help treat COVID-19
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
two new online platforms: get updates on COVID 19, web-based mail information service; ArriveCan allows travelers to input quarantine information
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
as an interim policy, Health Canada is facilitating access to products that may not fully meet current regulatory requirements. Expedited access to cleaning products used in the workplace to help fight COVID-19
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
the Canada Armed Forces were deployed in the originally requested five long-term care facilities following a request for assistance. Following this initial deployment, CAF scaled up to 13 long-term care facilities.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
conditions for companies who may temporarily produce technical grade ethanol for use in hand sanitizers
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
warnings against Fraudulent or unauthorized N95 masks which may not meet the same performance measures required by the NIOSH N95 standard and, as a result, may not properly protect consumers from COVID-19.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Joint Ministerial Statement affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
ncreased flexibility for law enforcement agencies, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, local and provincial police forces, to issue tickets to individuals who do not comply with orders under the Federal Quarantine Act.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
all travellers arriving in Canada will be required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering to proceed to their final destination where they will isolate or quarantine. They will be provided with a mask if they do not have one.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
An updated Order is being issued, under which any traveller arriving in Canada-whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic-cannot isolate or quarantine in a place where they would be in contact with people who are vulnerable, such as adults aged 65 years or over and people with pre-existing medical conditions.Upon arrival, every traveller will need to confirm that they have a suitable place to isolate or quarantine, where they will have access to basic necessities, such as food and medication. Travellers will be expected to make plans for where they will isolate or quarantine in advance of arriving to Canada. Travellers who do not have an appropriate place in which to isolate or quarantine themselves must go to a place designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. These criteria are newly applied to asymptomatic travellers.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Public Health Agency of Canada releases interim guidance for infection prevention and control of COVID-19 for long-term care homes
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$50 million to help farmers, fish harvesters, and all food production and processing employers, put in place the measures necessary to follow the mandatory 14-day isolation period required of all workers arriving from abroad.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
federal government will provide support of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker, to employers or those working with them to ensure requirements are fully met. The funding is conditional on employers not being found in violation of the mandatory 14-day isolation protocols or any other public health order. This program will be available as long as the Quarantine Act is in force and the isolation protocol is followed.
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their Jobs
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
establishing the COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group, comprised of experts in disability inclusion
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: General recommendations
non-medical masks do not replace social distancing and hygiene measures, but if they enhance a sense of safety may be used as additional measure. If you choose to use a non-medical mask, it should be well-fitted (non-gaping). People should also be aware that masks can become contaminated on the outside or when touched by hands. Avoid moving the mask around or adjusting it often. Also, masks should not be shared with others. The bottom line is that medical masks must be preserved for healthcare workers.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
new measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on commercial passenger vessels and ferries; Prohibit all commercial marine vessels with a capacity of more than 12 passengers from engaging in non-essential activities, such as tourism or recreation. These measures will remain in place until at least June 30.; Prohibit all commercial marine vessels with a capacity of more than 12 passengers from engaging in non-essential activities, such as tourism or recreation. These measures will remain in place until at least June 30.; Require ferries and essential passenger vessel operators to: Immediately reduce by 50% the maximum number of passengers that may be carried on board (conduct half-load voyages) to support the two-metre physical distancing rule; or Implement alternative practices to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (consistent with Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines) among passengers on board their vessels, such as keeping people in their vehicles, when feasible or enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Canada Emergency Response Benefit for individuals and families
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
allocation of $159.5 million in funding to support international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Canada announces support to those experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government of Canada partners with Amazon to help get personal protective equipment to front-line healthcare workers
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs; 75 per cent of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees – representing a benefit of up to $847 per week. The program would be in place for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020.; Eligible employers who suffer a drop in gross revenues of at least 30 per cent in March, April or May, when compared to the same month in 2019, would be able to access the subsidy. Eligible employers would include employers of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy, with the exception of public sector entities.; non-profit organizations and registered charities similarly affected by a loss of revenue, the government will continue to work with the sector to ensure the definition of revenue is appropriate to their circumstances. The government is also considering additional support for non-profits and charities, particularly those involved in the front line response to COVID-19. Further details will be announced in the near term. An eligible employer’s entitlement to this wage subsidy will be based entirely on the salary or wages actually paid to employees. All employers would be expected to at least make best efforts to top up salaries to 100% of the maximum wages covered.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
information to those intending to 3D print PPE in response to the COVID-19 crisis, in order to ensure that safe, effective, and high quality PPE are produced for Canadian healthcare workers
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Wearing a facial covering/non-medical mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it and is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing. However, it can be an additional measure you can take to protect others around you, even if you have no symptoms. It can be useful for short periods of time, when physical distancing is not possible in public settings such as when grocery shopping or using public transit.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance with quarantine/isolation policy
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
New Order Makes Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada. Failure to comply with this Order is an offense under the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months. Further, a person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while wilfully or recklessly contravening this Act or the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1,000,000 or to imprisonment of up to three years, or to both. Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada under new order; Failure to comply with this Order is an offense under the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months. Further, a person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while wilfully or recklessly contravening this Act or the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1,000,000 or to imprisonment of up to three years, or to both.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working diligently to address the challenges and concerns raised by industry and consumers regarding COVID-19. The CFIA will continue to deliver critical services that serve to preserve the integrity of Canada’s food safety system while safeguarding its animal and plant resource base.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
announced support to quickly mobilize Canadian researchers and life sciences companies to support large-scale efforts towards countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments. This $275 million for coronavirus research and medical countermeasures is part of the Government of Canada’s more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund. The funding will be used to advance projects that are already underway by university researchers and others to respond to COVID-19, and ensure domestic supply of potential vaccines.
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government requests recall of the House of Commons to help workers and businesses during COVID-19 crisis
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2020-03-22 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Quebec bans public gatherings of all sizes
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Prime Minister announces temporary border agreement with the United States
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry: support these businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
No scientific evidence that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government of Canada funds 49 additional COVID-19 research projects
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
dity needs of Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals to help stabilize the economy.
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Bar foreign nationals from all countries except the United States from entering Canada. The measure would not apply in designated exceptional circumstances, including to air crews, travellers arriving in Canada in transit to a third country, Canadian permanent residents, diplomats, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens.
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad. The Program will provide the option of an emergency loan to Canadians in need of immediate financial assistance to help them return home or to temporarily cover their life-sustaining needs while they work toward their return.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health Canada expedites access to COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory test kits and other medical devices; Expedited access to disinfectants, hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment to help limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as swabs for testing
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Ontario declares state of emergency. grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, manufacturing facilities, public transit, important public services, construction sites and office buildings will all continue to operate.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Some provinces have closed schools for a few weeks.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travellers to Canada self-isolate for 14 days upon entry, with exceptions for workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All Canadians avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice. Canadian travellers return to Canada via commercial means while they remain available.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All non-essential travel outside of Canada, cruise ships unable to dock in country until 1 July
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
provinces and territories with critical health care systems will be given 500 million
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller provided an update on the work being done by Indigenous Services Canada with Indigenous partners to support preparedness, and acknowledged the unique challenges faced by Indigenous people due to socio-economic gaps that still exist. Minister Miller stressed that the Government of Canada is committed to working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation leaders to ensure their communities have the full support they need during this outbreak, and to regular communication with Indigenous partners and provinces and territories.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
First Ministers held a call to discuss the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the measures taken by federal, provincial and territorial governments to limit the spread of the virus in Canada. "First Ministers agreed on the importance of maintaining close collaboration and alignment on the response to combat the COVID-19 outbreak for the health and well-being of all Canadians."
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
official global travel advisory to avoid non-essential travel abroad.
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec have all banned events larger than 250 people. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia limiting 150.
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund
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2020-03-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Prime Minister creates committee on COVID-19
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2020-02-29 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
To help impacted clients, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has expanded its special measures to applicants in Iran and South Korea.For example, those who have applied for a visitor visa, a study permit, a work permit or permanent residence, but cannot complete the next steps in the process, such as giving their fingerprints and photo (biometrics), within the specified deadline, will be given more time to complete these tasks.
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2020-02-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 day quarantine for those with symptoms or those returning from cruise ships. Elderly (those over 70) told to stay home
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2020-02-02 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened the Incident Response Group
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2020-01-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
avoid non-essential travel to the province of Hubei, China, including the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou
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2020-01-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
anyone returning from Wuhan, China placed in isolation
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2020-01-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
messaging on arrival screens at the Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver international airports reminding travellers to inform a Border Services Officer if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, and an additional health screening question on electronic kiosks used by international travellers.
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