Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

New policies needed to address the CEWS controversy

Published: 10Dec2020

Between April and September 20, 53 publicly-held Canadian companies paid out nearly $2 billion to their shareholders despite receiving more than $10 million in federal assistance through the...

‘Shareholder capitalism’ sparks controversy

Published: 10Dec2020

The news that more than 60 publicly held Canadian firms have received the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) while continuing to pay out dividends has sharply divided public opinion this week....

68 Canadian companies pay out billions in dividends while receiving government subsidies

Published: 7Dec2020

A recent investigation reveals that as 68 publicly-traded Canadian companies received at least $1.3 billion government assistance through the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), they paid out...

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