Real property activities: Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates—November 16, 2020
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- National Capital Region bridges
- St. Andrews Lock and Dam Bridge deck replacement project
- Federal building occupants with confirmed cases of COVID-19
- Rehabilitation of the Supreme Court of Canada, the West Memorial buildings and 100 Wellington
- Rent relief measures for commercial tenants in the PSPC portfolio
- Encampment at the National War Memorial
- Tunney’s Daycare Centre closure
National Capital Region bridges
Budget 2019 provided funding for the replacement of the Alexandra Bridge, the rehabilitation and ongoing maintenance of the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge, and the Chaudière Crossing. It also provided direction for the refresh of technical studies on a potential 6th interprovincial crossing in the National Capital Region (NCR) and for the development of a Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan.
- The government will continue to improve crossings in the NCR
- Work continues to advance on budget 2019 commitments to replace the Alexandra Bridge, and we are addressing the demonstrated need for an additional National Capital Region crossing with a Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan led by the National Capital Commission (NCC)
- Funding has been allocated to the NCC to help address the maintenance and rehabilitation requirements of their 2 interprovincial crossings, the Champlain and Portage bridges. These projects commenced in 2020
- As well, we are investing to rehabilitate and maintain other existing crossings, including the Chaudière and Macdonald-Cartier bridges
If pressed on a sixth crossing:
- following a commitment in budget 2019, WSP Canada Group Limited was awarded a contract by the NCC to refresh the 2013 technical studies on a potential sixth crossing previously commissioned by the NCC at a cost of approximately $440,000
- the purpose of the refresh was not to recommend a specific corridor, but rather to inform any future government consideration of a sixth crossing project
- separately, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) engaged WSP Canada Group Limited to assist with conceptual designs, cost estimates, and a refreshed assessment and evaluation of 3 potential corridors, for internal use to inform departmental work in the amount of $1,384,037. These reports relied on the findings of the NCC’s refresh studies
- further planning work would require an impact assessment that provides for comprehensive consultation with the public and stakeholders, including Indigenous partners. It would also leverage the results of the Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan due to be completed in late 2021
If pressed on replacing the Alexandra Bridge:
- a 2017 life cycle cost analysis looked at the options for investing in the Alexandra Bridge over the long term
- the study determined that replacing the bridge would be less disruptive to the public than trying to maintain the existing bridge, while also being more cost effective
- given this, PSPC has begun activities related to planning, impact assessment and design
- its replacement has become more critical after inspectors found an unexpected structural flaw which forced the bridge’s closure from May 1 to 23 for emergency repairs
- from October 19 to November 27, the bridge will be opened to traffic only during peak hours (6am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm weekdays) in order to ensure that the contractor responsible for the structural steel replacement project completes all the work prior to the winter season
- planning, design and construction of a new crossing to replace the Alexandra Bridge is expected to take up to 10 years. In the meantime, inspections and repair work continue to ensure the bridge remains safe and accessible until it is replaced
If pressed on the program of work:
- my department is working closely with the NCC and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, and other partners, to ensure that federal bridges in the NCR are safely and effectively serving Canadians, and that required lane closures are properly co-ordinated
If pressed on the Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan:
- the NCC is responsible for the Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa, la Ville de Gatineau, provinces of Ontario and Quebec, transit authorities, and other stakeholders
- the NCC awarded a contract to IBI Group Inc. in spring 2020 to propose a long-term transportation strategy for the future of sustainable interprovincial travel in the NCR
- the plan will confirm the vision, policies and infrastructure priorities for sustainable interprovincial travel for a 2050 planning horizon. It will also act as a comprehensive blueprint to support decision-making at all levels of government to achieve integrated and coordinated multi-modal interprovincial transportation in the NCR
- the plan will go through multiple phases of public consultation before being finalized in late 2021
There are 5 interprovincial crossings in the NCR. PSPC manages and operates the Alexandra Bridge (built in 1900), Chaudière Crossing (portions built in 1828, and Union Bridge built in 1919) and the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge (built in 1965). The NCC manages and operates the Champlain Bridge (built in 1928) and the Portage Bridge (built in 1973).
Transportation studies conducted over the last 10 years have consistently shown that the 5 existing crossings and connecting roadways are at full capacity during morning and evening peak travel times (average daily traffic on all crossings: 187,000 vehicles daily; 9,000 using active transportation). That being said, the Long Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan will take into consideration the impacts of COVID-19 on peak hour capacity requirements due to potential changes in working patterns.
A 2017 third-party life-cycle cost assessment concluded that replacing the 120-year-old Alexandra Bridge is the most cost-effective alternative, as it will have reached the end of its life span within the next 10 years. A recent structural evaluation of the bridge (completed in March 2020) revealed that due to the deterioration of several bridge members, load restrictions were required. Its replacement has become more critical after inspectors found an unexpected structural flaw, which forced the bridge’s closure from May 1 to 23 for emergency repairs. Other repair projects are planned and will be completed to ensure the bridge remains safe and accessible until its replacement.
Budget 2019 directed the NCC to “Address the demonstrated need for an additional NCR crossing by refreshing existing studies and developing a long-term integrated interprovincial crossing plan with both provincial governments and the cities of Gatineau and Ottawa.”
With regard to the first commitment, the NCC has completed a refresh of existing technical studies on 3 potential corridors: Kettle Island (corridor 5), Lower Duck Island (corridor 6), and McLaurin Bay (corridor 7). The scope of the refresh included the following 8 technical studies:
- noise and ibration
- land sse
- air quality
- fisheries and aquatic habitat
- Indigenous history
- economic development
- natural environment
The purpose of the refresh was not to recommend a specific corridor. Any next steps on a potential sixth crossing project will depend on further planning activities and would leverage the results of the Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan due to be completed in late 2021.
Long Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan
Budget 2019 also announced that the NCC would lead the development of a Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan. The plan will propose a sustainable and integrated interprovincial mobility framework with a vision from now to 2050. In providing the way forward to achieve the vision and goals of the plan, the following areas will be addressed:
- new technologies and innovations in interprovincial mobility
- regional transition toward low-carbon and climate-resilient mobility networks/systems
- current and future interprovincial travel demands
- sustainable alternatives for the movement of goods by truck throughout the core area
The study refresh on a potential sixth crossing has been completed while the Long-Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossing Plan is expected to be completed in late 2021.
We are at the preliminary phase of the Alexandra Bridge replacement project which includes the development of a public engagement strategy and environmental studies and assessments, as required by the Impact Assessment Act.
St. Andrews Lock and Dam Bridge deck replacement project
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has initiated a deck replacement project for the St. Andrews Lock and Dam bridge deck that will impact local traffic.
- The government is committed to maintaining its real property portfolio in an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible manner, ensuring safe infrastructure for all Canadians
- The St. Andrews Lock and Dam bridge deck is close to 70 years old and must be replaced
- My department is consulting with the community in an effort to minimize the impact of the deck replacement on local traffic
- This project will improve the transport of goods and services through the area and we expect that this will stimulate growth, help local businesses and improve the provincial economy
If pressed on consultations:
- my department has been consulting with the community since 2018 and has gained meaningful feedback more recently through virtual sessions. All of this is currently being assessed and additional broader consultations will take place in the near future
The St. Andrews Lock and Dam is in Lockport, Manitoba. It is 27 kilometres north of Winnipeg along the Red River.
The lock and dam was built in the early 20th century so that boats could navigate from Lake Winnipeg to the City of Winnipeg. It allows this by flooding the Lister Rapids between May and October.
PSPC operates and maintains the St. Andrews Lock and Dam. The facility consists of:
- a dam
- a navigation lock
- a fish ladder so that migrating fish can pass through
- a 2‑lane traffic bridge
Bridge deck replacement project
This project will replace the part of the bridge that vehicles and pedestrians use.
The main span of the bridge was built in 1951. It is almost 70 years old. The last major project to restore and repair the bridge was in 1993. The bridge deck is at the end of its service life and must be replaced.
This bridge deck replacement project will address a number of issues. It will make the bridge easier to use, more durable and safer. The work includes:
- replacing the main span deck
- replacing the sidewalk
- adding accessible ramps
- restoring and repairing the approach spans and the steel support structure
The benefits of the project will include:
- extending the overall service life of the facility
- making the lock and dam easier to use, more durable and safer
- removing existing load restrictions
- improving speed limits on the bridge
- preserving the heritage value of the facility, as it is the last remaining Camere-style dam in the world
The deck replacement project will impact local traffic. We expect that at least 1 lane of traffic will be closed during construction. If PSPC needs to close the bridge completely, it will be planned for non-peak periods, such as after rush hour, and we will advise the public ahead of time.
Work is planned to start in spring or summer of 2021 and the project is expected to be completed in fall or winter of 2023.
In 2018, PSPC initiated contact with the province (highways), the rural municipalities of St Andrews and St Clements, the City of Selkirk, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA), the Lockport Business Association, First Nations (Peguis, Brokenhead, Bloodvein) and a number of other stakeholders and advised them of its plans to initiate this project.
In May 2020, PSPC hosted a virtual meeting to update stakeholders on project progress. Designs were shared with stakeholders in order to inform them of how road widths would increase, the separation that would be created between vehicles and cyclists and pedestrians, and the increase in sidewalk width. A PSPC project manager provided updates and an overview of how the project is anticipated to be delivered (alternating traffic, traffic control, etc.). The meeting was attended by the MTA, local government council members, and a few stakeholders.
In August 2020, PSPC held another virtual stakeholder meeting in consultation with St. Clements, as it was felt that some of the business owners required additional information on the project. The same presentation given at the May 2020 meeting was given to stakeholders.
PSPC has gained meaningful feedback through these engagement sessions. PSPC also received a letter from the Lockport Community Development Group highlighting some of their concerns regarding the project. The departmental officials are currently assessing how we can mitigate some of the issues raised throughout the engagement sessions and highlighted in the letter from the business community.
A key concern was the impact on local traffic. The department is engaging with individual stakeholders on this topic.
Federal building occupants with confirmed cases of COVID-19
A large proportion of the public service has transitioned to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government offices remain open and many clients’ preparations for eventual return to the workplace are underway, guided by regional public health agencies. However, with Canada entering the second wave of the COVID-19 virus and confirmed cases increasing across the country, there may be a heightened concern about how confirmed cases are being communicated to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) building occupants.
Questions on employees returning to the workplace should be responded to by the president of the Treasury Board, as the employer.
- PSPC is committed to providing healthy and productive work environments
- Incident reporting and specialized disinfection protocols are in place for suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19
- National cleaning specifications have been augmented to cleaning and disinfection of high-touch points to twice daily, based upon guidance from Health Canada
- PSPC is gauging client requirements for hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, other protective equipment as required
If pressed on confirmed cases in PSPC buildings:
- clients are asked to report all suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to PSPC’s National Service Call Centre
- PSPC or their service provider will react quickly in mobilizing cleaning contractors for required disinfecting processes
- an appropriate disinfection plan is developed and may include disinfection of employee workspaces, elevator control panels and buttons, washrooms, and kitchen and lunch areas
- the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) tracks confirmed cases within the federal public service. As of November 10, 2020, they have reported 1086 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the federal public service
If pressed on notifying employees of confirmed cases of COVID-19:
- PSPC is committed to providing healthy and productive work environments and takes seriously the responsibility to notify employer organizations of confirmed cases of COVID-19
- established reporting protocols were followed in the cases with the National Service Call Centre being notified by the client organization so cleaning and disinfection could begin immediately
- as per standard practice, building occupational and safety health committees are informed and in turn initiate notification to building clients (employers) who then are responsible under the Canada Labour Code to inform their employees
- PSPC and their service providers work with the employer and other involved stakeholders to assist with the above protocols
The department continues its engagement with central agencies, clients and our bargaining agents to collaborate on guidance. PSPC will also continue to advance procedures to ensure healthy and productive work environments for the easing of restrictions and planning a safe return to the workplace in our buildings as guidance evolves.
PSPC will continue to reinforce reporting protocols for suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases with service providers and clients to ensure a consistent national approach and understanding.
PSPC will continue to track building readiness measures nationwide and take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate building readiness protocols for instilling greater confidence and reducing uncertainties within our client community.
With the rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country and public health authorities confirming the second wave of the virus, PSPC continues to work diligently with its service providers, landlords, health authorities, clients and industry to ensure protocols for reporting of confirmed cases and specialized cleaning requests are dealt with rapidly.
Rehabilitation of the Supreme Court of Canada, the West Memorial buildings and 100 Wellington
From 2019 to 2023, the West Memorial Building (WMB) will undergo rehabilitation in order to meet the standards of the National Building Code of Canada.
Once rehabilitation is complete, the WMB will temporarily accommodate occupants of the Supreme Court of Canada Building (SCCB) from 2023 to 2028, as the SCCB undergoes its own rehabilitation.
The prime minister announced on June 21, 2017—National Indigenous Peoples Day—that 100 Wellington Street would become a national space for Indigenous Peoples. The project also includes the re-development of the former CIBC building located at 119 Sparks Street and an infill space between the 2 buildings.
- The government takes the integrity and safety of its heritage buildings seriously
- Over $1 billion is being invested in the SCCB and the WMB’s rehabilitation
- This investment will also create jobs for the middle class by creating employment opportunities for Canadians in construction, manufacturing, and professional services
- In the WMB, construction started in April 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic situation has had minimal impact on the project schedule
If pressed on current building conditions:
- all measures to ensure the continuous delivery of operations in the SCCB are in place, including the monitoring of key building components and pursuing the urgent repair and maintenance
If pressed on 100 Wellington:
- PSPC completed a short term concept as planned in June 2019 and continues to support Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNA), the National Indigenous Organizations and the Algonquin Nation in developing a national space for Indigenous Peoples’ in the Parliamentary Precinct
- Indigenous people are being engaged in the Long Term Vision and Plan and will play a lead role in transforming 100 Wellington Street into a national space for Indigenous Peoples
If pressed on Indigenous involvement in the precinct:
- Indigenous people are being engaged in the Long Term Vision and Plan and will play a lead role in transforming 100 Wellington Street into a national space for Indigenous Peoples
- we are leveraging set-aside criteria in the procurement of work on major projects, including the historic rehabilitation of the Centre Block, and we are working with our partners to develop broader strategies to increase procurement and skills development opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and firms
The WMB has been vacant since 2008 and requires major rehabilitation in order to meet the standards of the National Building Code of Canada. Work began in fall 2019 and will include upgrades to meet current building standards for sustainability, health and safety, and accessibility, while at the same time conserving its heritage character.
The selection of the WMB for rehabilitation makes sense as it will allow a vacant classified federal heritage building, within the downtown Ottawa area to return to the active federal real estate portfolio.
From 2019 to 2023, the WMB will undergo its rehabilitation. It will serve as an interim space for occupants of the SCCB from 2023 to 2028. The SCCB rehabilitation will take place from 2023 to 2028 once the occupants have moved into the WMB.
The contract award to EllisDon Corporation for construction management services was announced on October 26, 2018, and the contract to Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. for design and architectural services was announced on February 23, 2018, for the WMB rehabilitation project.
Demolition started in October 2019 around the site. A City of Ottawa permit was received and construction started in April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic situation has had minimal impact on the project schedule.
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples and advance reconciliation, the prime minister announced on June 21, 2017 —National Indigenous Peoples Day— that 100 Wellington Street would become a national space for Indigenous Peoples. The project also includes the re-development of the former CIBC building located at 119 Sparks Street and an infill space between the 2 buildings.
In June 2019, while planning continued on the long-term development, a short-term use project at 100 Wellington was completed by PSPC that was co-developed with the National Indigenous Organizations (Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council), the Algonquin, CIRNA and PSPC. However, the space did not open as planned due to a lack of consensus amongst the National Indigenous Organizations on governance, and a request by the Algonquin Nation (represented by the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council (AANTC)) for equal and full partnership
Rent relief measures for commercial tenants in the PSPC portfolio
Public Services Procurement Canada (PSPC) has put in place measures to alleviate financial pressure on its commercial tenants during a period of low-building occupancy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- PSPC is committed to providing its building occupants and employees with healthy and productive work environments
- On October 9, 2020, the government announced the new Canada-Revenue-Agency-administered Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program, which replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Program
- This new program will provide simple and easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
- The rent subsidy will be provided directly to tenants affected, while providing support to property owners
- The department remains committed to working with commercial tenants within its facilities during the transition to the new program
Given the health and safety measures put in place to contain COVID-19, buildings under PSPC’s management are largely empty. As a result, commercial tenants may have experienced reductions in their business volumes.
In line with guidance from the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) on rent relief to external tenants, PSPC took steps to allow tenants to defer their rent payments for a 6-month period effective April 1, 2020. This applied to businesses whose income had been affected by the COVID-19 containment measures. To date, rent deferrals were sought by 162 tenants (64% of tenants) for a total of $4.8 million for the 6-month period.
In addition, 106 tenants (58% of potentially eligible tenants) benefited from the CECRA 75% rent reduction for a total of $1.8 million. The CECRA Program terminated on September 30, 2020.
On October 9, 2020, the government announced the new Canada-Revenue-Agency-administered Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program, which replaces the CECRA Program and will provide simple and easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rent subsidy will be provided directly to tenants affected, while providing support to property owners.
The new rent subsidy will support businesses, charities and non-profit organizations that have suffered a revenue drop by subsidizing a percentage of their expenses, on a sliding scale, up to a maximum of 65% of eligible expenses and top-up of up to 25% for organizations temporarily shut down by a mandatory public health order issued by a qualifying public health authority, in addition to the 65% subsidy.
Encampment at the National War Memorial
In July 2020, several individuals associated with an organization known as The Canadian Revolution began a protest at the National War Memorial site, erecting several tents and numerous signs. On October 17, 2020, after a failure to leave the premises following official notification, and with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service, the encampment on the National War Memorial site was removed.
- The National War Memorial is an important monument that recognizes the sacrifices of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served Canada
- While we respect the right to participate in peaceful demonstrations, on October 15, individuals in the encampment were advised in writing that they must leave the premises
- On October 17, 2020, with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service, the encampment on the National War Memorial site was removed
- Fall clean-up and winterization work was completed in advance of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony
If pressed on what will be done if occupants/campers return:
- camping and sleeping on the National War Memorial is not permitted under the Public Works Nuisances Regulations. Therefore, anyone who attempts to engage in these actions will be asked to vacate the premises by PSPC staff. If the individuals in question refuse to vacate the site, PSPC will engage the Ottawa Police Service
If pressed on vandalism of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
- PSPC was made aware of the situation at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and took immediate steps to have the monument restored. The investigation by the Ottawa Police Service is ongoing
If pressed on increased security in the Parliamentary Precinct:
- PSPC also worked with Parliamentary Protective Services (PPS) and its partners to ensure the continued safety and security of parliamentarians and visitors within the Parliamentary Precinct through enhanced security efforts
If pressed on Remembrance Day:
- because of the global pandemic, the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial on November 11 will involve fewer participants
A group of demonstrators set up tents at the National War Memorial on July 2, to bring attention to their cause. Although their presence attracted very little media attention over the summer, an incident with a Radio-Canada journalist on Thursday, September 24, and another one with New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh on Friday, September 25, attracted attention.
On October 15, individuals in the encampment were officially notified through a written notice on the site that they must leave the premises.
Campers on the eastern part of the site, who were not associated with the protest encampment, were offered social services support and left after initial notice was provided.
On October 17, 2020, after occupants/campers failed to leave the encampment, and with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service, the encampment on the National War Memorial site was removed.
The encampment was vacated and dismantled in an orderly manner and PSPC arranged for the removal, cataloguing and storage of any personal property left behind. Information on how to arrange for the retrieval of items has been provided.
On Friday October 16, 2020 it was noted that the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier had been vandalized. At this time there is no evidence that the vandalism was carried out by the previous occupants/campers at National War Memorial encampment. Repairs to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were completed on October 17. The investigation of this incident is ongoing by the Ottawa Police Service.
Tunney’s Daycare Centre closure
In mid-October, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) received a notification that the Tunney’s Daycare Centre would cease its operations due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related costs.
- The Government of Canada is committed to supporting businesses and non-profit organizations as the country manages the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
- As was done for all eligible tenants, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) provided rent assistance to the daycare centre in line with the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Program from April until the end of the federal program in September 2020 and deferred its rent for the same period
- On October 9, 2020, the government announced the new Canada-Revenue-Agency (CRA)-administered Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program, which replaces the CECRA Program, and will provide simple and easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the daycare centre
- Departmental officials have been in contact with the daycare centre and have offered to defer rent until the new CERS Program takes effect. Daycare officials welcomed this temporary measure
- PSPC will also work with the daycare to assess possible long-term viability options
Specific to Tunney’s Pasture Daycare Centre
- Under the Policy on Workplace Day Care Centres, the daycare must be sponsored by a lead department and assessed whether it is financially self-supporting, except for the federally subsidized fit-up and rent at full market rates
- In addition, 70% of children enrolled must be from public servants for daycare to be considered full rent subsidy
- For the first part of its operations, beginning in 1988, the Tunney’s Pasture Daycare Centre’s rent was fully subsidized (mainly by Statistics Canada) pursuant to the Treasury Board’s (TB) Policy on Workplace Day Care Centres. During the last several years, subsidies contribution by different departments became inconsistent and challenging
- During the last lease renewal, there was no desire from other departments, whose employees were making use of the service pre-pandemic, to take on the role of lead department and subsidize the daycare
- Although, PSPC eventually was able to reach an agreement with Statistic Canada and Global Affairs, where these departments along with PSPC provided a 1-year subsidy totaling $57.5K applicable to the first year of the current lease term (April 2019 to March 2020)
- Given the low level of current enrollments, uncertainty around the effect and duration of COVID-19 and, the precarious financial situation (current and past) of the center, it is likely that PSPC has not been able to find a lead department
For all commercial tenants including daycare
- Excluding parking agreements, PSPC collects approximately $25 million annually from close to 250 commercial agreements. The portfolio is composed of a wide variety of types of space inclusive of non-profit organizations
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSPC has offered its tenants, including the Tunney’s Daycare Centre to defer rent owed for April to September and, in line with the CECRA Program, offered abatement of 75% of the gross rent owed from April to September
- The new CERS Program replaces the CECRA Program, and will provide simple and easy-to-access rent and mortgage support (directly to tenants) until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the available information, eligible tenants will receive a subsidy that covers up to 65% of rent or mortgage interest payments where revenues have declined by 70% or more and up to 90% of expenses for those shut down by public health order
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