75% EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM APPROVED BY HOUSE OF COMMONS

On Saturday, the Canadian government approved the wage subsidy legislation that will allow employers to have 75% of their employees’ wages subsidized. The program is intended to keep employees from being laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the legislation has been approved and many more details on eligibility and other factors have been made […]

NEW MEASURES TO ENFORCE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Enhanced Ticketing Capacity and Pre-Set Fines will Protect Manitobans, Help Flatten the Curve: Premier and Mayor The Manitoba government and the City of Winnipeg are working in collaboration for an ‘Operation Safe Apart’ pandemic public health enforcement strategy, including new pre-set fines for individuals or business owners who disregard public health orders, to help prevent […]

VICEROY DISTRIBUTORS TAKING ORDERS FOR HAND SANTIZER

Viceroy Distributors has informed the MRFA that they are taking order for 207 ml hand sanitizers foam pumps and expect it delivered around April 20th. To inquire about orders, please contact: Robert Van Der Linde Viceroy Distributors 13-1500 Regent Ave Winnipeg, MB R2C3A8 PH 2049257939

FEDERAL 75% WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM CRITERIA RELAXED

The Federal Government has announced more relaxed qualifications for the wage subsidy program. While originally the program required businesses to demonstrate a loss of 30% in revenues in March compared to last year, but it has now been announced that number will change to just 15%. For more details on this news release, see https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/government-provides-further-flexibility-for-employers-to-access-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html […]

March MRFA LocalFare Newsletter

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CONTRIBUTOR POST: Sculpture Hospitality’s Webinars for Restaurants During COVID-19

Contributed by Associate member Frank Van der Koon and Sculpture Hospitality   Check out Sculpture Hospitality’s recorded webinar’s on a variety of topics which are relevant to restaurateurs during this crisis: https://blog.sculpturehospitality.com/blog/top-webinars-this-week-to-help-strategize-around-covid-19-march-26-march-31?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85655173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ybWeiR-UHUk8pJpMFVzZv-dD1zB84VwOBFEkMjqGHBGbwhIzj85qXoLolBgNnBdS7yxOIh4HclC_eYrXrFiSTKtO4gvlkdjhV1LQHKHwxUfYAxbg&_hsmi=85655173

75% WAGE SUBSIDY FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT: NEW DETAILS AVAILABLE NOW

Additional details on the 75% Wage Subsidy Program announced by the Canadian Federal Government are now available. The goal of this program is to provide aid for employers to keep employees on payroll, or to rehire workers who were laid off at the onset of the crisis. Although applications are not yet open for this […]

WINNIPEG: Council Approves Unprecedented Relief Plan on Property and Business Taxpayers to Ease Financial Burden of Covid-19 on Property and Business Taxpayers

Winnipeg, MB – At a Special Meeting of Council today, efforts to ease the financial burden of COVID-19 on Winnipeg homeowners and businesses were approved by Council. On March 20, Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham introduced an amending motion to the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets for Council’s consideration to look at ways the City […]

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES OVER $100 MILLION IN SUPPORT AND RELIEF FOR MANITOBA’S FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: NEW CASH FLOW RELIEF

Manitoba Protection Plan Ensures Government Can Respond Quickly and Effectively to Needs of Manitobans: Pallister The Manitoba government is announcing new measures in the Manitoba Protection Plan to provide extra support and relief to homeowners and businesses, and to enhance health preparedness for new medical equipment and shelter space in the fight against COVID-19, Premier […]

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS HOSTING SITE LISTING BUSINESSES STILL OPEN DURING COVID-19

The Winnipeg Free Press is listing businesses that are still open for service during this crisis. Visit this link to view the list and to add your restaurant or business to the list if you are still open for take-out and delivery, or other services: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/coronavirusinfo/569163991.html