Federal rent relief program extended for another month

"While today’s announcement is good news for those who can access the program, it is a slap in the face for those who have been shut out of rent relief for five months running"

Federal rent relief program extended for another monthThe federal government announced Friday it was extending the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program by one month to help eligible small businesses pay rent for August. But the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said it is disappointed the federal government has not provided any reassurance that the CECRA extension will provide relief to tenants…

Alberta banning rent evictions

Annie Dormuth, of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, talks about the province's ban on commercial rent evictions

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi on Calgary's Business, Annie Dormuth, Director of Provincial Affairs, Alberta, for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, talks about the province's ban on commercial rent evictions.

Mounting rent problems for small business owners

"Workable rent relief is make or break for over half of the small businesses we surveyed and governments need to make this a top priority yesterday"

Mounting rent problems for small business ownersA new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business indicates 12 per cent of businesses are already considering bankruptcy or winding down and anxiety for many small businesses remains high as they head into a third month of severely reduced revenues and no rent relief. The CFIB said many businesses report the Canada Emergency…

Forgivable loans announced under federal commercial rent assistance

The loans will cover 50% of 3 monthly rent payments that are payable by eligible small business tenants who are experiencing financial hardship

Forgivable loans announced under federal commercial rent assistancePrime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday an update to the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program to help Canadian businesses survive the current COVID-19 pandemic. “Canadians want to know that their jobs are protected and their families are safe and healthy. That’s why we’re stepping up to provide support that will keep workers on the…