News update

News update

Increased Federal aid for Business

  • 16 avril 2020

As of April 16, 2020 expanded the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to businesses that paid between $20,000 and $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019.

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency

  • 14 avril 2020

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. 

LAO Duty Counsel for In-Custody Client

  • 14 avril 2020

In addition to the Temporary Billing Changes above for the bar as a whole, LAO will also provide live duty counsel legal advice for in-custody clients with upcoming court appearances and without legal representation for criminal matters starting April 14, 2020.

LAO Temporary Billing Changes

  • 14 avril 2020

Legal Aid Ontario has taken further emergency temporary changes to billing and certificate coverage in order to address the continuing challenges of the COVID pandemic

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot – Hard Launch at 14 Division

  • 05 octobre 2020

Commencing Thursday October 8, 2020, all 14 division bail matters supporting Old City Hall (courtrooms 111 and 114) will proceed by JVN webRTC video for all justice participants. This follows the September 9 soft launch of the video bail pilot at 14 division.

Construction Act limitation period suspension lifted

  • 14 avril 2020

An amendment has been made to emergency order, O. Reg. 73/20 made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act lifting the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.

Filing WSIB COVID-19 claims

  • 03 avril 2020

If your client has a COVID-19 related workers compensation claim, the WSIB has provided filing instructions:

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

  • 01 avril 2020

FSRA is considered an essential workplace and continues to carry out its regulatory duties and is working remotely wherever practicable. Until further notice, the FSRA is deferring the issuance of F2020-21 fee assessments payable under FSRA’s Fee Rule 2019-01 and Deposit Insurance Reserve Fund premiums payable under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994.