COVID-19: Economic Relief Measures Announced to Date

  • Announced on March 19, 2020, by the Mayor of Montréal, the owners of residential and commercial properties will have an extra month to make their second instalment of property taxes so that the deadline is postponed from June 1, 2020, to July 2, 2020. Also, effective March 19, 2020, private and social economy businesses who have received a loan through the PME MTL fund, Fonds Locaux de Solidarité, and Fonds de commercialisation des innovations will benefit from an automatic, six-month moratorium on capital and interest. The City will pay the interest during this period. In addition to measures taken by provincial and federal government, the City of Montréal is placing $5 million in an assistance fund for businesses to support targeted industries such as commerce, social economy and arts/creative industries.

  • For more information, see the City of Montréal’s press release of March 21, 2020. [220]

  • Announced on March 20, 2020, for Québec City businesses and individuals:

    • the May 4, 2020, municipal tax payment has been postponed to August 4, 2020;

    • the July 3, 2020, municipal tax payment has been postponed to September 3, 2020; and

    • the September 3, 2020, municipal tax payment has been postponed to November 3, 2020.

  • Québec City will process all cheques on the appropriate date and for taxpayers who have agreed to pre-authorized payments over 12 months with interest, the City will hold to the agreed direct debit and will adjust the costs downward for the last payment in February 2021.

  • For more information, see Québec City’s press release of March 20, 2020. [221]

  • For more information regarding other municipal measures, see the press releases of the City of Laval, Longueuil and Lévis (in French only). [222][223][224]

  • The Minister of Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, announced, in the wake of the measures adopted to protect the health of the population in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, that emergency assistance totalling $70 million will be put in place to help national and regional community organizations make up their self-financing shortfall for the period from March 13 to September 30.

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