Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Bailing Out Banks, Credit Unions, Media Companies

Go onto the CEWS section of the Canada Revenue Agency website, where it allows people to search for companies that have received this benefit. Type in “media“, and 1447 results come up. Stunning how many outlets have been approved under this program.

1. Buying Off Entire Canadian Media

Subsidization Programs Available For Media Outlets (QCJO)
Political Operatives Behind Many “Fact-Checking” Groups
Taxpayer Subsidies To Combat CV “Misinformation”
Postmedia Periodicals Getting Covid Subsidies
Aberdeen Publishing (BC, AB) Getting Grants To Operate
Other Periodicals Receiving Subsidies
Still More Media Subsidies Taxpayers Are Supporting

2. List Of Credit Unions Getting CEWS

-ABCU CREDIT UNION LTD.
-ACCENT CREDIT UNION
-BAY ST LAWRENCE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-BEAUBEAR CREDIT UNION LTD
-BELGIAN-ALLIANCE CREDIT UNION LTD.
-BIGGAR AND DISTRICT CREDIT UNION
-BLACKVILLE CREDIT UNION LTD
-BOW VALLEY CREDIT UNION LTD
-Casera Credit Union Limited
-Cornerstone Credit Union Financial Group Limited
-Cornerstone Credit Union
-CANADIAN CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION COOPERATIVE L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES COOPÉRATIVES D’ÉPARGNE ET DE CRÉDIT
-CAPE BRETON CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-CARPATHIA CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-CCEC CREDIT UNION
-COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-COMMUNITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION
-CONEXUS CREDIT UNION 2006
-COPPERFIN CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-CREDIT UNION CENTRAL OF SASKATCHEWAN
-CROSSROADS CREDIT UNION
-CROSSTOWN CIVIC CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-CYPRESS CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-DIAMOND NORTH CREDIT UNION
-DUNDALK DISTRICT CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-EAGLE RIVER CREDIT UNION LTD
-EAST COAST CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-EASTERN EDGE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-ENCOMPASS CREDIT UNION LTD.
-ENTEGRA CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-IMPLICITY FINANCIAL – A DIVISION OF ENTEGRA CREDIT UNION
-FOAM LAKE SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-FORT YORK COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-GANARASKA CREDIT UNION LTD
-GLACE BAY CENTRAL CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-HORIZON CREDIT UNION
-INNOVATION CREDIT UNION
-KOREAN (TORONTO) CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-KOREAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-Leading Edge Credit Union Limited
-LAFLECHE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-LIBRO CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-Libro Credit Union
-ME-DIAN CREDIT UNION OF MANITOBA LIMITED
-MEMBER SAVINGS CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-MOMENTUM CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-MOUNT LEHMAN CREDIT UNION
-NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-NIVERVILLE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-NORTH SYDNEY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-ONTARIO EDUCATIONAL CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-PENFINANCIAL CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-PLAINSVIEW CREDIT UNION
-PRAIRIE CENTRE CREDIT UNION (2006) LTD.
-PRINCESS CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-PUBLIC SERVICE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-RADIUS CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-REDDY KILOWATT CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-REDDY KILOWATT CREDIT UNION
-ROCKGLEN-KILLDEER CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-ROSENORT CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-Sunova Credit Union Limited
-Synergy Credit Union Ltd.
-SASKATOON CITY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
-SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CREDIT UNION LTD
-SPARK THE ENERGY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-ST. JOSEPH’S CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-STEINBACH CREDIT UNION LTD
-SCU SECURITIES
-STOUGHTON CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-SYDNEY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-TANDIA FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-TCU FINANCIAL GROUP CREDIT UNION
-THE ASSINIBOINE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-ACU Wealth Management
-TRANSCANADA CREDIT UNION LTD
-UNITY CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-VENTURE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-VERMILION CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-VISION CREDIT UNION LTD.
-WESTOBA CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-WEYBURN CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-WINNIPEG POLICE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-YOUR CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CREDIT UNION LIMITED
-1ST CHOICE SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNION LTD

Looking up the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, under the search of “Credit Union“, results in a total of 81 hits. That doesn’t include institutions that operate without that in their name. All these companies have taken money from Ottawa in pandemic subsidies.

3. List Of Banks Getting CEWS

A search of CEWS for “bank” results in 245 hits, most of which are irrelevant. While the big 5 are not listed, several smaller ones are, including the Bank of China. Very interesting to see where your tax dollars have been going.

Unfortunately, the amounts given out are not listed. It would have been helpful to include the actual dollar figures.

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