Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 30, 2020

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CRA Deadline Changes

The CRA has advised that T2 Corporation Income Tax Returns and T3 Trust Income tax Returns that would have been due in June, July, or August are now due on September 1. For T2s and T3s, as previously announced, any income tax balance due on or after March 18 and before September 1 will also be due by September 1.

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For Your Attention

Our National Cannabis Working Group Has Announced Two New Industry Councils

Our National Cannabis Working Group, comprised of over 70 industry-leading companies, is pleased to announce the creation of the National License Holders Council and the International Cannabis Council. These councils will help to support producers displacing the illegal market and to increase Canada’s leadership in the global cannabis market.

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Mapping The Road To Recovery With Mediaplanet And The Canadian Chamber

In these times of uncertainty, businesses need the right tools, strategies and information to strengthen organizational resilience and avoid downtime. We teamed up with Mediaplanet to educate Canadians businesses on the tools and strategies needed to remain resilient.

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Government Ends GST/HST And Customs Duty Payment Deferrals

The federal government has confirmed it is ending the payment deferrals as planned on June 30, today. Businesses that continue to experience difficulty in remitting GST/HST and customs duty amounts owing can contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to make a request for the cancellation of penalties and interest, and/or for a flexible payment arrangement with the CRA.

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Get Your Business Moving Again With TradeCert Canada

COVID-19 has been incredibly disruptive for Canadians, their families, businesses and communities. It has been impossible for many business owners to look beyond confronting the immediate effects of COVID-19 and plan for revamping or reopening their operations. However, as we slowly begin to look forward again, we are here to continue to support your business’s growth. We offer a variety of import and export services that can help your business ship or bring goods across international borders, often at a discounted price. Taking advantage of all opportunities is important, especially now.

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Federal And Provincial Governments Open Digital Business Registration Service

The Multi-Jurisdictional Registry Access Service (MRAS) reduces red tape and internal trade barriers for companies by connecting business registries across the country. It enables businesses in Canada to register seamlessly in select provinces and territories without having to provide the same information to each jurisdiction. On June 29, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were the first jurisdictions to adopt the MRAS digital solution to connect their business registries and exchange information.

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Deadline Today: CBRN Communications Survey

For the past several months, we’ve implemented proactive measures to ensure you have access to the information, resources and insight you need to persevere and ultimately prosper through the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the communications we distribute to you.

We are seeking your feedback on how we can improve our communications. This survey will take no more than five minutes and all information you provide will be kept in strict confidence.

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Brave New World | Navigating The Crisis And Its Aftermath, With Desjardins

Join us and Jimmy Jean, a Macro Strategist with Desjardins Capital Markets, on July 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss: 

  • The COVID-19-induced economic crisis: where we stand and our view of the economic outlook 
  • Reopening our economy with a delicate new dual mandate: saving lives and livelihoods 
  • Until the vaccine: Adapting to a completely reconfigured economic landscape 
  • Policy solutions for the previous cycle will not work: the next expansion will require innovative thinking in Canada 
  • “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste”: the potential for a better society in the wake of COVID-19 

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COVID-19: Technology Trends And Business Continuity, Hosted By Cisco

As many organizations transition through the initial disruption of a global pandemic, they are now reevaluating their digital transformation strategies to be able to meet customer needs and thrive long-term. Join Wayne Cuervo and Lisa Richardson from Cisco Canada on July 8 at 2:30 p.m. ET for a discussion on technology trends and applicable business outcomes across various industries. This webinar will be moderated by Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, Senior Director – Digital Economy, Technology & Innovation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

CBRN Small Business Relief Fund Grant Spotlight: Carleton Place’s Sam Bat

Congratulations to Carleton Place baseball bat manufacturer Sam Bat, member of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, for being awarded a $10,000 CBRN Small Business Relief Fund grant. “Sam Bat is incredibly proud, pleased and thankful to announce that we have been chosen as a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Salesforce Canada to help with our recovery efforts from COVID-19,” noted Arlene Anderson of Sam Bat. “During this difficult and challenging time, the chamber network was here for our community.”

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Canadian Chamber Will Participate In IRCC Online Consultation On Immigration Levels And The Municipal Nominee Program

We will make a submission on Canada’s immigration levels plan, including the balance between different classes and programs, and how immigration can support Canada – particularly in light of the current pandemic. If you have questions about our submission please contact Leah Nord, our Senior Director of Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth.

A #TeamCanada Approach

Joining The Frontlines

Our member Amgen Canada Inc. is contributing its therapeutic antibody and immunology expertise to fight COVID-19. The company is also offering paid leave for medically trained staff to join the COVID-19 response in their communities.

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