Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada

All provinces in Canada continue on “lock-down”, with most non-essential businesses closed and most provincial governments taking measures to enforce social distancing rules.

The US-Canada border remains closed, and the order for closure has been extended until at least May 20th.

The Port of Montreal and the Port of Vancouver – the nation’s largest – remain open and are providing regular updates on conditions.

Export Development Canada notes that Covid-19 has created a global economic crisis, likely worse than the 2008 recession, with many sectors of Canada’s economy facing severe pressure on their operations and working capital. Click here for their economic updates and analysis.