Today’s Top Story
Applications Now Available For The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit And The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit
The programs, both part of the package replacing the CERB, may now be applied for. Applications for both programs are available through the Canada Revenue Agency. Applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit will be available starting October 12. CRA’s new CRSB, CRCB and CRB web pages provide extensive information about these benefits including eligibility requirements, how to apply and eligibility period dates.
For Your Attention
Freeze It For Them: A Call To Freeze Beer Tax Increases
Providing Canadians with financial relief and protecting and creating jobs is the key to economic recovery coming out of COVID-19. For Canadian consumers, every dollar they can keep in their pockets counts. For our workforce, every job matters. In Canada, 85% of the beer consumed here is made here. It’s by-and-large a local industry. Yet almost half the price of beer – 47% – is government tax that continues to rise regularly.
Canada’s National Brewers is leading Freeze It for Them – a campaign in support of our collective economic recovery that is calling on government to freeze beer tax increases.
G20 Business Advisory Group’s Recommendations To Government
The G20’s business advisory group has finalized its recommendations to governments in advance of next month’s G20 Summit. The recommendations include measures to respond to the pandemic and support the longer- term economic recovery. Some of the thematic areas covered include: digital economy trade, infrastructure, women in business, energy, and the future of work.
Free Upcoming Events
October 13: 1:00 P.M. ET | Cybersecurity: Risks, Issues And Trends Affecting Canadian Business, With Field Effect, CIRA And CCCS
Join us for a conversation with a never-before-seen panel featuring three of Canada’s leading cybersecurity organizations. We’ll explore risks, issues, trends and recommendations for Canadian businesses, while encouraging and challenging you to bring forward all of your cybersecurity questions! Moderated by Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, our Senior Director of Digital Economy, Technology and Innovation.
October 14: 1:00 P.M. ET | Business Planning In This Period Of Uncertainty, With TD
Join Dale Durand, Business Succession Advisor, Wealth Advisory Services at TD and learn how to effectively manage and increase your corporate and personal cash flows through these extraordinary times.
Discussion topics include:
- Recovering taxes already paid through tax loss selling
- Withdrawing cash from your corporation tax free
- Improving your estate planning in these down markets
- Supporting your selected charities and yourself at the same time
October 15: 1:00 P.M. ET | Business During A Pandemic: A Discussion On Sales Development And The Small Business Trends Report, With Salesforce
Join Laura Norman, Senior Director of Marketing for Essentials and SMB, and Adam Kirsh, AVP SMB Commercial Sales Canada at Salesforce as they discuss and examine key insights into how SMBs are navigating business during the pandemic.
Laura will speak to Salesforce’s newly released fourth edition of the Small and Medium Business Trends Report, which examines the evolving outlooks of 2,300+ SMB leaders worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion topics include:
- How a growing number of SMBs are preparing for future crises by adopting technology to help digitize customer interactions.
- How a pandemic and racial injustices affect their motivations, challenges, and goals
- How digital transformation ins driving business resilience.
- How SMB leaders are planning for recovery and growth post-COVID-19.
October 15: 1:00 P.M. ET | Harnessing Canada’s Tax System for Inclusive Recovery And Growth
Join us for a practical online discussion on how Canada’s economic recovery can be supported through a more competitive, simpler and equitable tax system.
This is one additional conversation to ensure no idea is overlooked. Consultations such as this have been feeding into our business led review of Canada’s tax system and we have identified many practical options for reforming Canadian’s tax system over the short-and long-term. Through the Think Growth project, we have been working towards building consensus and action for the broadest and most effective tax reforms to support Canada’s economic recovery.
November 3 & 24 | Executive Summit Series
Our Executive Summit Series brings together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business.
Our Eastern event, taking place online on November 3, features a discussion with former Prime Minister the Right Hon. Paul Martin and panels on the post-COVID-19 economy and the impact of the pandemic on the future of talent.
Our Western event, taking place on November 24 will feature the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, and panel discussions surrounding Canadian transportation and trade.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
Global Efforts To Safely Restart Travel
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, and AOKpass announced their partnership to support global efforts to safely and efficiently restart travel. The ICC AOKpass will provide a means to securely verify that passengers have obtained mandatory negative PCR test results and help restore confidence among travellers as well as potentially allow them to avoid long quarantine periods at their point of destination.