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Here you will find up-to-date information and comprehensive insights on a range of issues related to COVID-19 and their implications for businesses.

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Deadlines Under Federal Legislation Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

  • Sept 24, 2020 – Summarizes federal court updates and ministerial orders regarding the application of the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19).

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: An Updated Guide for Businesses

  • Aug 25, 2020 – Provides a comprehensive review of the CEWS program, including details of the latest updates and key considerations for businesses.

National Security Review Timelines for Foreign Investments in Canada Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

  • Aug 13, 2020 – Reviews the temporary extensions of timelines for national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act and the key considerations for parties to proposed foreign investments.

Government Relief Measures

Deadlines Under Federal Legislation Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: An Updated Guide for Businesses

National Security Review Timelines for Foreign Investments in Canada Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

CRA Provides Relief from International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

CEWS Update: Review of New Rules and CRA Guidance

Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy

Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program: Details and Practical Considerations

Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Due to COVID-19

IRS Provides COVID-19 Relief for Stranded “Snowbirds” and Other International Travellers

Supporting Canadian Startups: BDC Launches $150-Million Bridge Financing Program

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Guide for Businesses

Canadian Federal Government Announces Enhanced Scrutiny of Certain Foreign Investments During COVID-19

Details on the Federal Wage Subsidy for All Businesses, Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

U.S. Congress Provides COVID-19 Relief by Passing CARES Act

Canadian Tax and Other Measures Implemented in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


Banking and Financing

Supporting Canadian Startups: BDC Launches $150-Million Bridge Financing Program

Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect


Commercial Real Estate

Ontario Joins Other Provinces in Introducing a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions of Small Business Tenants

Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy

Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program: Details and Practical Considerations


Insurance

COVID-19 Insurance Related Considerations - Business Interruption Coverage Update

Insurance Claims Considerations


Litigation and Contractual Obligations

COVID-19 and the Courts: What You Need to Know

Force Majeure and Frustration in Light of COVID-19

Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect

COVID-19 et force majeure (translation in progress)


Merger Review and Antitrust

National Security Review Timelines for Foreign Investments in Canada Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Has Implications for ICA’s National Security Review Process

Canadian Federal Government Announces Enhanced Scrutiny of Certain Foreign Investments During COVID-19

Canadian Competition Bureau Provides New Enforcement Guidance on Competitor Collaborations to Address Impact of COVID-19

Canadian Competition Law Compliance: Q&A for Responding to COVID-19

Canadian Competition Bureau and Tribunal Issue Notices on the Impact of COVID-19 on Merger Review, Enforcement and Adjudication Processes


Pensions, Employment & Executive Compensation

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: An Updated Guide for Businesses

CEWS Update: Review of New Rules and CRA Guidance

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Guide for Businesses

Due Diligence for COVID-19: Health Exposure Prevention and Response

Details on the Federal Wage Subsidy for All Businesses, Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

COVID-19 and the Workplace in Québec: What Employers Need to Know and Do

How to Work When Nothing Is Working: Canadian Employment Law and COVID-19


Private Equity and Hedge Funds

Considerations for Investment Funds

What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now


Public Companies and Corporate Governance

Directors’ Duties and Governance Best Practices in Response to COVID-19

SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Filers Affected by COVID-19

Canadian Public Disclosure Considerations During the Pandemic

Let’s Get Practical: Moving to Virtual AGMs in Response to COVID-19

CSA Provides Temporary Relief from Certain Regulatory Filings to Investment Funds and Non-Investment Fund Issuers (External Link)

OSC Grants Relief from Certain Filing Requirements, Including Executive Compensation Disclosure, Until December 31 (External Link)

Glass Lewis Provides Updated Guidelines on Virtual-Only Meetings Due to COVID-19 (External Link)

ISS Issues Guidance on Impacts of COVID-19 on AGMs, Compensation, Dividends and Share Repurchases (External PDF)


Restructuring and Insolvency

Preserving Your Business in a Pandemic


Tax

Deadlines Under Federal Legislation Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

CRA Provides Relief from International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Estate Planning in Turbulent Times

IRS Provides COVID-19 Relief for Stranded “Snowbirds” and Other International Travellers

Tax Issues for Distressed Corporations

U.S. Congress Provides COVID-19 Relief by Passing CARES Act

Canadian Tax and Other Measures Implemented in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


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Technology in the Time of a Pandemic

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Deadlines Under Federal Legislation Temporarily Extended Due to COVID-19

Sept. 24, 2020 - Introduction Parliament passed on July 27, 2020, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Time Limits Act), which we summarized in a previous bulletin. Briefly, the Time Limits Act automatically suspends statutory time limits for federal civil proceedings for six months and...

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: An Updated Guide for Businesses

Aug. 25, 2020 - The federal government passed legislation on July 27, 2020, extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and significantly broadening its reach. In this guide, we provide a comprehensive review and analysis of the CEWS program, including details of the latest updates and key considerations...