Ottawa pushing provinces to bring in paid sick leave: Trudeau
The Canadian Press · May 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is talking to the provinces about bringing in 10 days of paid sick leave — a key condition from the NDP before supporting the Liberals' plan to further suspend the House of Commons during the coronoavirus pandemic.
"Nobody should have to choose between taking a day off work due to illness, or being able to pay their bills. Just like nobody should have to choose between staying home with COVID-19 symptoms, or being able to afford rent or groceries," Trudeau said during his prepared remarks Monday morning at his daily press conference.
"That's why the government will continue discussions with the provinces, without delay, on ensuring that as we enter the recovery phase of the pandemic, every worker in Canada who needs it has access to ten days of paid sick leave a year. And we'll also consider other mechanisms for the longer term to support workers with sick leave."
Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorization for food primary, liquor primary, and manufacturer licensees
We want everyone to feel safe returning to their favourite local pub or restaurant. Temporarily easing restrictions on the expansion of patios and service areas will support physical distancing, and help the industry as it recovers.
Policy Directive 20-13 Permits food primary, liquor primary and manufacturer licensees to temporarily expand their service areas until October 31, 2020 at no charge.
Restarting tourism marketing in a world forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic requires your destination to rethink how to reach visitors—returning and prospective—in new ways.
It will also mean major changes for destination management with renewed focus on delivering a safe and healthy visitor experience at all visitor touchpoints.
But how do you tactically prepare your positioning, messaging, and communications in an aligned, yet nimble way? How do you organize a destination, a community, tourism businesses and government leaders to deliver a new visitor normal that reduces risk and still delivers a high-quality tourism experience?
We created our COVID-19 Destination Marketing & Management Toolkit to answer these very questions in a sequential and methodical process mindful of the new abnormal.
While travel may be limited to essential trips, brand awareness, strategic planning, and marketing to locals is still required.
When confidence builds, restrictions are slowly lifted and wanderlust starts to creep in. What’s your plan for welcoming local and regional visitors and preparing marketing and management for a fuller recovery? Discover how to primarily focus on local and regional travel to broaden the circle of outreach. This phase should dovetail with the preparations done in the pre-recovery phase and lay a foundation for fuller recovery.
While it may seem a far-distant dream, the industry will recover. This phase of recovery will still take time but, done correctly, will help your destination emerge even stronger. Learn how to position your destination to responsibly and optimally recover.