COVID-19 Update – Bill C-14 Passes, Enacting the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 14, 2020

Article by: Mike Hamata

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, the House of Commons and Senate passed Bill C-14, enacting the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). There were no significant changes made to the Bill or the CEWS between the Bill’s announcement and its passing by Parliament. Details of the CEWS are set out in our April 8, 2020, bulletin. The Federal Government has yet not announced when the CEWS will be available to businesses, but we expect further updates to be provided later this week.

On April 10, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a new Class Order regarding facility staff assignment in British Columbia. The new Order applies to long term care facilities, private hospitals, regional hospitals, assisted living residences, and provincial mental health facilities (the “Facilities”) including licensees, contractors/subcontractors, employees, volunteers and educational institutions which arrange placements for students at these facilities.

Today’s COVID-19 bulletin covers the passage of Bill C-14 and discusses the details of the April 10, 2020, Provincial Health Order.

To read the April 14, 2020, information bulletin, please see the link below:

COVID-19 Update – April 14, 2020


For any questions on any information contained in today’s bulletin, please feel free to reach out to a member of our firm.

All our previous COVID-19 information bulletins can be found on Roper Greyell’s COVID-19 resource page.