Emergency relief program changes coming to expand eligibility: Trudeau
Design of the $24-billion benefit program leaves out people whose hours have been slashed, but not eliminated entirely.
Likely not enough protective gear in national emergency stockpile: Hajdu
Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money preparing for public-health crises.
Federal bill with $100 B in COVID-19 aid now law
Canada Emergency Response Benefit will offer $2,000 a month in direct support through the Canada Revenue Agency.
Canada sees info ‘gaps’ about dangerous goods moving through North
Study to improve readiness when it comes to movement of goods from explosives and flammable liquids to infectious substances.
Ottawa’s $102B rainy day fund kept for the improbable, like cyber attacks
Highly liquid assets will keep the government running for at least a month in the event of a severe crisis.
Alberta declares state of emergency as fires threaten Fort McMurray
Wildfires torch 1,600 houses and buildings as 80,000 residents flee, some north to oil camps.
Toyota says it will offer automatic braking by 2017
US voluntary deal with 20 car companies to make it standard offers 20-year time line.
Be prepared for next financial crisis, warns C.D. Howe
Bank of Canada should establish new permanent liquidity pools to be instantly available.
Most Canadians short of emergency funds
BMO study shows 56% have less than $10,000 set aside.