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  1. Canada - Politiques et lois en matière de santé publique - Loi

    COVID-19 Response Measures Act (S.C. 2020, c. 12). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-02 | CAN-2020-L-110710

    Part 1 enacts the Canada Recovery Benefits Act to authorize the payment of the Canada recovery benefit, the Canada recovery sickness benefit and the Canada recovery caregiving benefit to support Canada’s economic recovery in response to COVID-19. It also makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations.

    Part 2 amends the Canada Labour Code to, among other things:
    (a) amend the reasons for which an employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19, and the number of weeks of that leave that an employee may take for each of those reasons; and
    (b) give the Governor in Council the power, until September 25, 2021, to make regulations in certain circumstances to provide that any requirements or conditions, set out in certain provisions of Part III of that Act, respecting certificates issued by a health care practitioner do not apply and to provide for alternative requirements and conditions.
    This Part also makes related amendments to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act to ensure that employees may continue to take leave related to COVID-19 until September 25, 2021. Finally, it makes related amendments to regulations and contains coordinating amendments.

    Part 3 amends the Public Health Events of National Concern Payments Act to limit, as of October 1, 2020, the payments that may be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund under that Act to those in respect of specified measures related to COVID-19, up to specified amounts. It also postpones the repeal of that Act until December 31, 2020.

  2. Canada - Politiques et lois en matière de santé publique - Loi

    An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures (S.C. 2020, c. 11). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-07-27 | CAN-2020-L-110709

    Part 1 amends the Income Tax Act to revise the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) in order to support those employers hardest hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It also extends the CEWS to November 21, 2020, with the ability to extend the CEWS by regulation to no later than December 31, 2020, and provides a revised calculation of the CEWS for the fifth and subsequent qualifying periods. Finally, it makes amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations to ensure that the CEWS operates effectively.

    Part 2 amends the Pension Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the Children’s Special Allowances Act and the Veterans Well-being Act to authorize the disclosure of information for the purpose of the administration of a program to provide a onetime payment to persons with disabilities for reasons related to COVID-19. It also amends the Income Tax Act to authorize the use by officials, or disclosure to Government of Canada officials, of taxpayer information solely for the purpose of that one-time payment. Finally, it provides that any amount payable in relation to the administration of the program to provide that one-time payment is to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

    Part 3 enacts the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) which addresses the need for flexibility in relation to certain time limits and other periods that are established by or under Acts of Parliament and that are difficult or impossible to meet as a result of the exceptional circumstances produced by COVID-19. In particular, the enactment:
    (a) suspends, for a maximum of six months, certain time limits in relation to proceedings before courts;
    (b) temporarily enables ministers to suspend or extend time limits and to extend other periods in relation to specified Acts and regulations for a maximum of six months; and
    (c) provides for the transparent exercise of the powers it confers and for Parliamentary oversight over the exercise of those powers.

  3. Canada - Politiques et lois en matière de santé publique - Loi

    COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 (S.C. 2020, c. 6). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-11 | CAN-2020-L-110708

    COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2
    1 - Short Title
    2 - PART 1 - Income Tax Act
    2 - Amendments to the Act
    7 - Payments out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

    8 - PART 2 - Financial Administration Act
    8 - Amendments to the Act
    11 - Consequential Amendment to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act
    12 - Coming into Force

  4. Canada - Politiques et lois en matière de santé publique - Loi

    COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (S.C. 2020, c. 5). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-25 | CAN-2020-L-110701

    Part 1 implements, as part of the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), certain income tax measures.

    Part 2 enacts the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act to authorize the making of income support payments to workers who suffer a loss of income for reasons related to the coronavirus disease 2019.

    Part 3 enacts the Public Health Events of National Concern Payments Act.

    Part 4 amends the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act to allow the Minister of Finance to increase the deposit insurance coverage limit until September 30, 2020.

    Part 5 amends the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act.

    Part 6 amends the Export Development Act.

    Part 7 amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to authorize additional payments to the provinces and territories for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2019.

    Part 8 amends, inter alia, Part IV of the Financial Administration Act.

    Part 9 amends the Food and Drugs Act to, among other things, authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations:
    (a) requiring persons to provide information to the Minister of Health; and
    (b) preventing shortages of therapeutic products in Canada or alleviating those shortages or their effects, in order to protect human health.

    Part 10 amends the Canada Labour Code to, among other things, create a regime which provides for a leave related to COVID-19 of up to 16 weeks. It also amends that Act to provide for the repeal of that regime and to provide for a quarantine leave under the medical leave regime.

    Part 11 amends the National Housing Act to increase, for a period of five years, the maximum total for the outstanding insured amounts of all insured loans.

    Part 12 amends the Patent Act.

    Part 13 amends the Canada Student Loans Act.

    Part 14 amends the Farm Credit Canada Act.

    Part 15 amends the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act.

    Part 16 amends the Business Development Bank of Canada Act .

    Part 17 amends the Apprentice Loans Act to provide that, during the period that begins on March 30, 2020 and ends on September 30, 2020, no interest is payable by a borrower on an apprentice loan and no amount on account of principal or interest is required to be paid by a borrower.

    Division 1 of Part 18 amends the Employment Insurance Act to give the Minister of Employment and Social Development the power to make interim orders for the purpose of mitigating the economic effects of COVID-19.

    Division 2 of Part 18 provides that every reference in any provision of the Employment Insurance Act and of regulations made under it to a certificate issued by a medical doctor or other medical professional or medical practitioner or by a nurse practitioner is deemed to be of no effect and that any benefit that would have been payable to a claimant had such a certificate been issued is payable to the claimant if the Canada Employment Insurance Commission is satisfied that the claimant is entitled to the benefit.

  5. Canada - Politiques et lois en matière de santé publique - Autres textes (circulaire, directive, instruction, etc.)

    Accelerating Our Response - Government of Canada five-year Action Plan on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections, 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07 | CAN-2019-M-110910


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