MP for Calgary Shepard

Support for Canadians with Disabilities

On June 5th, the federal government announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows: ✓ $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit […]

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Support for Students

Effective March 30, the government is placing a six-month interest-free moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans for all student loan borrowers. No payment will be required and interest will not accrue during this time. Students do not need to apply for the repayment pause. Learn more about the moratorium on the repayment. Alberta […]

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Support for Seniors

OAS/GIS Top Up On May 12th. the federal government announced a one-time, tax-free top up for seniors who are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is making a one-time payment of $300 available to those who already receive the Old Age Supplement, and another $200 for those on the Guaranteed Income Supplement. The government […]

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Can Businesses Help?

Are there any resources available for individuals or businesses to help during the COVID-19 crisis? For any questions/requests/applications for medical devices, please send your information and available capacity to: hc.devicelicensing-homologationinstruments.sc@canada.ca and CC hc.covid19healthproducts-produitsdesante.sc@canada.ca If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is […]

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Protecting Consumers

Where can you file a complaint in Alberta about price gouging or consumer exploitation? From the AHS website –> https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#toc-2: The Consumer Protection Act prevents suppliers from grossly raising prices with no explanation beyond what is reasonable for goods that are readily available. Unlike commercial sales, the Consumer Protection Act does not explicitly cover private sales. We urge all Albertans […]

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Support from the City of Calgary

Is there any support being offered to Calgarians by the municipal government as a result of COVID-19? City water, waste and recycling customers will have the option to defer payments of their utility bill for three months, with no penalties or interest. Outstanding amounts will be divided up so that you can pay it off […]

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Health Related Questions

What should I do if I think I have symptoms or think I may have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19? AHS has released an online assessment tool found here:  https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx Self-isolation information sheet (PDF, 120 KB)   What are the symptoms of COVID-19? The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and […]

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Alberta Schools, Post-Secondary, and Day Cares

Alberta Schools Effective immediately, student attendance at schools is prohibited. School authorities are expected to continue their regular day-to-day operations and ensure the safety of school facilities. Maintenance, capital projects, cleaning of facilities and administrative work will continue. Every K-12 student will receive a final mark and students will progress to their next grade level […]

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Supports for Small Businesses

The federal government has launched a Business Resilience national hotline, operated by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where entrepreneurs can seek business advice if they have pressing financial needs. Call-in number: 1-866-989-1080 (toll-free) seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EDT). information on reopening   Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance On April 24th, the […]

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Financial Support for Canadians

IMPORTANT: The federal government has announced a series of new programs that serve as income replacements for Canadians during this ongoing pandemic. It is important to note that Canadians can only apply and be receiving financial support form one of these programs at any given time. Whether it be the CERB, CEWS, or EI, Canadians […]

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