Also new today, for young people in 🇨🇦: changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program to help employers hire summer staff & create up to 70,000 jobs for young people aged 15-30.

Great point: The open court principle is strengthened, not diminished, by remote hearings. Many more can access by tech than in person.

The has advised that an emergency Order In Council has been made under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act with respect to the virtual commissioning and execution of wills.

Members of the 2018 and 2019 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Councils are urgently calling on G7 member states to prevent the deterioration of gender equality and women’s rights worldwide

Good morning, you fine people, inside and outside government, helping each other everyway you can.

At 9:30-ish a.m. 93,000 applications, by PM's morning update 240,000 They should put a clicker on the site and show how many people being processed without a hitch. Absolute 🎉🎆🙌🙌🙌 for the public service of Canada. ....and hopefully more help to come

Survey being conducted by to better understand current business conditions. Could be a hugely important resource to help craft policy responses. Fill it out!

PM signalling that workers with partial earnings will soon have a way to get CERB. Will look for more details soon but this is the right thing to do. And, IMHO, I think C-13 lets ministers give direction to this effect but Parliament coming back so amendment is possible.

"There are some people who don't yet qualify who we need to help," PM says. He says people working less than 10 hours a week will soon qualify for CERB. Or people who are working but are making less than the benefit - the gov't will help them too.

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Don’t shame people for running errands, especially with their kids. People who can only rely on delivery need those slots. COVID-19: Grocery delivery delays a disaster for disabled people | The Province

Plain-language summary of benefits updated again (April 5). Same link as always: Please feel free to share and link (no need to ask). See 1st page for info. Sorry, still not able (ethically) to give financial advice. Stay well. Stay home.

The pandemic has exposed how vital public services; and also the folly of cuts and neglect to services we depend on in emergencies. via

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