Speaking Notes for Evan Siddall Standing Committee on Finance Ottawa, Ontario Thank you, Chair, for this opportunity to update the Committee on how CMHC is helping to stabilize Canada’s financial system and support the economic well-being of households and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. My appearance before you today is also timely in informing […]
GOOD NEWS, COUNCIL APPROVED THESE MEASURES. Richmond Hill taxpayers receive immediate relief for the remainder of this year. Until January 1st, 2021, you do not have to make any water or property tax payments. (Please NOTE #2 below for a condition) However, if you are like me, and are in a position to make your […]
First and foremost, I hope you and your families are safe and well. The last few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us, to say the least, but the good thing is that we will get through this together soon. If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can request from your lending institution […]
Canada’s big six banks will allow mortgage payment deferrals for up to six months as part of extraordinary measures to help customers struggling with the financial impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Neil Parmenter, president of the Canadian Bankers Association, said the measures are “effective immediately.” RBC, TD, BMO, Scotiabank, CIBC and National Bank will […]
The Bank of Canada will have to slash its key interest rate by another three-quarter of a percentage point in its next rate decision in mid-April, Bank of Montreal says, as plunging oil prices and mounting coronavirus fears prompt economists to rewrite their economic and rate forecasts.