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Canada's Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly will speak at an exclusive Surrey Digital Town Hall on April 15 from 4pm to 4:30pm. Anyone can attend for free. Media are invited.Please email info@businessinsurrey.com to register - a digital meeting link will be sent to you.Minister Joly will speak

1. REMINDER AT 4PM TODAY – APRIL 8 – DIGITAL TOWN HALL WITH ASSOCIATE MINISTER OF FINANCE & MIDDLE CLASS PROSPERITY, MONA FORTIER – REGISTER AT: https://zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_ j9p1oJyzRuyOEuyumhLbPQ2. APRIL 8 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR BUSINESSES AND NOT FOR PROFITS:Today, Canada’s Prime Minister provided further details on the eligibility criteria for businesses

Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments have made many announcements on measures to stimulate the economy through various measures such as wage subsidies, rent freezes, and postponement of tax payments.“These government measures do not fully support not-for-profits and charitable organizations, which are intrinsic to vibrant communities and economies,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of…

The Surrey Board of Trade is continuing its COVID-19 Digital Town Hall Series, bringing together industry experts and government representatives to answer questions from the business community.“With an unexpected COVID-19 pandemic impacting our business community, the time to hear/discuss what options are available for the future of business and their workforce is integral to

The long awaited press conference from Finance Minister Bill Morneau took place on April 1.Not a lot of good news - unanswered questions.More information: https://www. canada.ca/en/department- finance/economic-response- plan.html BRIEF SUMMARY:1. More information did come out about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for individuals.2. The one thing that Finance Minister said…

Provincial and Federal Governments have been working on measures to assist businesses and workforces due to a COVID-19 economic crisis. The focus now needs to be on property taxes, landlords and property owners.“April 1st is tomorrow,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Many businesses will be unable to pay rent due to

Updates:GOVERNMENT SUPPORT – BUSINESS FRAUD – DIGITAL TOWN HALL/WEBINARS – RENTERS/LANDLORDS – COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND – DIGITAL SUPERCLUSTER – CITY OF SURREY CALL OUT – SUPPLIES – SHORT TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE INSTEAD OF EI – BIV – MEDICAL SUPPLIES – SUPPORT SURREY LOCAL BUSINESS CAMPAIGNGovernment announcements are taking place daily. NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Government announcements are taking place daily. The Surrey Board of Trade is providing you with updates in one place for your convenience. For any specific questions, please email anita@businessinsurrey.com. See below for updates.FEDERAL:Quick Facts: https://www.canada.ca/en/ department-finance/news/2020/ 03/additional-support-for- canadian-businesses-from-the- economic-impact-of-covid-19. html#_Deferral_of_SalesDeferral to June of GST/HST payments, as well as customs duties owing

Surrey Board of Trade Calls for Immediate Surrey City Budget Re-Direction to COVID-19 Economic and City Response-       New Public Safety Infrastructure Not a Priority in these Unprecedented TimesThe Surrey Board of Trade is calling for the City of Surrey to take immediate action and communication to re-direct financial resources committed to Surrey’s new

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased that the BC Government announced a Phase One COVID-19 Economic package to help businesses and workers.“The Surrey Board of Trade called on all levels of government on March 17 to instigate measures to help businesses and workers to: keep people employed, increase business cash flow by reducing