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Provincial & federal stimulus packages
The federal government will provide $52 billion in direct assistance to workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced today. The government also committed to ensuring that laid off workers will be able to access the benefits within 10 days of applying. Workers who have been laid off, those who are sick, caretakers and self-employed workers would be able to receive up to $2,000 a month for four months. Read more 
Provincial and Federal supports for homeowners, renters
Both the Province and Federal Government have announced wide-ranging measures to support households facing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Measures announced to-date address mortgage holders, renters and vulnerable populations, and include the following: Read more 
Gas Tax Program Services COVID-19 Update
Please be advised that Gas Tax Program Services is open for business and will continue to deliver programming, claims and contract management during standard business hours until further notice.  We are implementing a few changes to provide additional flexibility during this time. Read more 
Temporary Witnessing Requirements under the Land Title Act 
In support of recommendations by the BC Public Health Officer to maintain social distance, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) has implemented temporary changes during these extraordinary times with respect to witnessing requirements when executing instruments under the  Land Title ActRead more 
Temporary inter-city bus changes
The Passenger Transportation Board is giving commercial inter-city bus (ICB) operators the option to temporarily reduce or suspend scheduled services their licence requires them to provide.  This temporary option gives bus companies the flexibility to respond quickly to changing public safety and transportation needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
March 25, 2020
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