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January 10, 2022

Canada announces temporary expanded eligibility for the Local Lockdown Program

Enacted Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19, includes a new Local Lockdown Program (also referred to as the public health lockdown support) to provide wage and rent subsidies to entities that become subject to a qualifying public health restriction. On December 22, 2021, the government announced its intention to temporarily expand eligibility for the Local Lockdown Program, as well as the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit that was also enacted in Bill C-2.

A Tax Alert prepared by Ernst & Young Canada, and attached below, provides additional details.


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