On Saturday April 11th, Parliament passed the Federal government’s wage subsidy legislation, formally known as COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 (the “Act”), to enact the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). The Act introduces additional details since Prime Minister Trudeau last announced changes to the CEWS. Of particular note, the group of employers who qualify for the subsidy has been expanded in many respects. MORE.