Pet retreats, they’re where you take your furry loved one when you have a hockey tournament, a vacation, a date with the slopes or for many other travel-related reasons – but what happens when the travel trickles to a halt? What happens when your business is deemed “essential” and you don’t qualify for any government handouts?
The bills remain the same – but the profits for many small businesses have dropped to mere fractions of what they were during “pre-pandemic” levels as a result of our Government’s Covid measures.
According to the MNP Consumer Debt index – 54% of Canadians are within just $200 of financial insolvency. The blog from MNP says that “As pandemic-related government aid and loan deferral programs begin to wind down, the latest MNP Consumer Debt Index finds the number of Ontarians hovering close to financial insolvency has reached a five-year high.”
The Justice Centre has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two individuals who were fined while attending a peaceful outdoor protest that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit.
The Family Kitchen in Leamington Ontario defied Premier Ford’s lockdown orders on Tuesday, April the 6th when they opened up their doors for indoor dining to a large crowd that had amassed on less than 24 hours notice.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Richard Wagner was the opening speaker at the Centre For International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) for their 2020 Hon Justice CD Gonthier Memorial Lecture titled “Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law”.
We will get into some of the details of what he said at the event – but merely being at the event as a speaker already appears to be a potential conflict of interest.
According to the report, the three largest “Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) in Ontario are all now rated with a high degree of vulnerability.” This is not a shock to anyone living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) however – this is just more confirmation of a lived reality.
For instance, in the Kitchener-Waterloo area where Diverge Media is located – the average residential sale price was