[Government of Canada – Department of Finance] Proposed Changes to Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy
Bill Morneau, announced proposed changes to the CEWS that would broaden the reach of the program and provide better targeted support so that more workers can return to their jobs quickly as the economy restarts.
**Please email the Chamber if you would like to participate in a CRA-hosted Q&A session about CEWS.**
[CBC News] B.C. forecasting ‘staggering’ $12.5B deficit due to COVID-19 pandemic
The British Columbia government is forecasting a $12.5 billion deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five months after the provincial budget featured a marginal surplus.
[Statistics Canada] Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population
This comprehensive document outlines Statistics Canada’s planned approach for the 2021 Census of Population.
[SIPP – South Island Prosperity Partnership] Monthly Economic Recovery Dashboard – July Edition
The economic fall-out created by the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented circumstances in Greater Victoria. In response to this, SIPP announced the creation of a multi-government, multi-stakeholder taskforce to convene the actions necessary for our region to respond. To support this monumental effort, we needed a responsive set of indicators to track monthly status and progress. Read the July update now.
[BC Chamber of Commerce] STATEMENT ON OUR COMMITMENT TO STAND AGAINST RACISM
The BC Chamber of Commerce will be launching initiatives to address organizational diversity and inclusiveness, meaningful allyship of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour entrepreneurs (driven within the context of a Board Task Force), and deepen its own listening, education, and role – today and over the long term.