All businesses seeing 30% drop in revenue due to pandemic will be eligible for 75% wage subsidies: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holding a daily briefing on the government’s response to COVID-19. 
Source: Sean Kilpatrick / Canadian Press

Date Published: March 30, 2020

Source: CBC

On Monday, March 30, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a 75% wage subsidy program to support businesses and non-profit organizations affected by COVID-19. Companies experiencing a decrease in revenue of at least 30% are considered eligible, with more details to be unveiled tomorrow. This program will operate on a basis of good faith and trust and will have serious consequences for those that try to exploit the system. The government has also promised 1-year interest free loans of up to $40,000 to support small businesses through these difficult times. These government actions are in response to the economically damaging effects of COVID-19 and the public health measures that have been put in place to stop its spread.

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