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    Andrew is an associate in the Real Estate Group. His practice focuses primarily on commercial leasing transactions. Andrew works with landlords, tenants and developers to draft and negotiate commercial leases and all related ...

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This blog post is an update to our post on the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program (“CERS”).

On November 19, 2020, Bill C-9, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) (“Bill C-9”), received royal accent and CERS was enacted into law.

CERS will provide support directly to qualifying commercial Tenants and ...

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On October 9, 2020 the Federal Government announced its intention to “introduce new, targeted support to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations experiencing a drop in revenue” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of this new support includes the roll out of the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”). CERS will replace the Canada Emergency Commercial ...

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Further to our previous blog post, additional information has been provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA). Details of this information can be viewed here

Recapping our previous post, under the voluntary program, loans will be provided to qualifying commercial ...

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Further to our previous blog post, Prime Minister Trudeau announced today further details regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA). Details of the announcement can be viewed here.  

Under the voluntary program, loans will be provided through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to qualifying commercial landlords to cover 50 ...

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Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that the Canadian government is working with the provinces and territories to develop a national program to provide support to help small businesses with their rent for the months of April, May and June. Mr. Trudeau and his provincial and territorial counterparts will hold a telephone meeting on Thursday evening to further discuss ...

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On October 26, 2017, Bill 16, the Tenancy Statutes Amendment Act, 2017 (“Bill-16”), passed first reading, which will be of particular interest to residential landlords and developers. Among other things, Bill-16 enacts amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act (British Columbia) (the “Act”) that reduce or prevent landlords from including “vacate ...

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Landlords who enter into commercial leases with tenants accept, and expect in return, some degree of liability as spelled out in leases and commercial tenancy legislation. After all, leases are intended to be two-way streets: the landlord provides the tenant with a leasehold interest in real property, and the tenant pays rent in return. Understandably, landlords are in no ...

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