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Canada Is Considering New Work-From-Home Labour Laws To Protect Your ‘Right To Disconnect’

They want to make sure labour laws "meet new realities of working Canadians."
Canada's Labour Laws Could Change To Support Working From Home

The Canadian Government has launched a series of consultations to ensure Canada's labour laws support folks hustling in the gig economy and those who work from home. 

"Modern digital communications have been changing the way we work for decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of this change," the federal government wrote in a news release

Editor's Choice: Canada Just Extended COVID-19 Benefits & EI So You Can Get Paid For Even Longer

Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi held an online consultation on March 18 to hear Canadians out about gig work in federally regulated sectors and the potential for something called a "right to disconnect." 

The "right to disconnect" could work to improve work-life balance through things like "setting clear expectations around the use of cellphones after the workday is done."

"Individuals have until April 30, 2021, to share their views," said the release. 

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Canada's COVID-19 Benefits Are Still Available & Some Can Be Claimed For Up To 38 Weeks

Recovery benefits and EI regular benefits were recently extended.👇💰

As the third wave of the pandemic continues, Canada’s COVID-19 benefits are still available to those who need them. 

In a tweet on Monday, April 19, Employment and Social Development Canada reminded everybody that some benefits have recently been extended so that Canadians can get paid for even longer.

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Traffic Is Awful At The Ontario-Quebec Border Because Of New Police Checkpoints

Police are now stopping drivers 24/7 at Ontario's borders.

The provincial government's new Ontario border checkpoints are causing significant delays at the Ottawa-Gatineau crossing. 

The restriction on interprovincial travel went into effect on Monday, April 19 and drivers are already dealing with serious backup approaching the police-run checkpoints.

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