Late this evening, CTA received this clarification from the agency.
A federal Order in Council (OIC) was introduced this week which is causing major concern for members of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). The recently published Order in Council states the following:
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) appreciates the federal government’s support of the trucking industry in providing guidance and support in keeping our workforce safe, supply chains moving and our trade-based economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Trucking Association thanked the government of Ontario for its continued support of the industry during the COVID-19 crisis and asked it to double down on enforcement of carriers operating in the underground economy by misclassifying truck drivers and cheating on emission-control rules, among other illegal activities.
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario is gradually moving to a regional approach and maintaining the current shutdown in the majority of the regions, including the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a press release stating they are complying with the recent Executive Order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) making masks mandatory at all transportation hubs, which CBP has clarified includes all ports of entry.
Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced today the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) to help businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.
The Ontario government announced today it will further expand eligibility for the targeted emergency childcare program to additional workers, including truck drivers, who are performing critical roles in their communities.