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Covid-19 and contractors, April 8 news roundup

Webinars, online petitions and surveys, oh my


April 8, 2020
By Rob Blackstien

Here is a roundup of the latest news related to the contracting industry and the Covid-19 pandemic:

Here’s a webinar discussing the global economic outlook, as per the Canadian Construction Association.

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association will be holding a free webinar covering the legal implications of Covid-19 in the construction sector.

A Bank of Canada survey suggests the construction industry hasn’t yet been fully affected by Covid-19.

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The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) supports keeping federal construction sites open if they remain fully health compliant.

Further, the CCA has launched an online petition to have the feds compensate contractors for costs associated with Covid-19 on federally funded construction projects.

Contractors, please let us know how your business is faring during this time.


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  1. Linda says:

    As I understand it, the government-funded CERB provides assistance for employees who have no income whatsoever. Employees, whose employer is an essential service but has scaled back hours to 1-2 days a week because of COVID-19, will not be allowed to access this benefit even though they need it.

    In order to help out the employee, does the employer have to refuse what little work opportunity still exists?

    Even a small amount of cash flow may keep a company afloat during this time and give them a fighting chance for when the economy turns around. Why has the government not taken this scenario into consideration?

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