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Ontario to Release 2020 Provincial Budget on November 5
October 26, 2020
The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5, 2020. It will focus on protecting the health and safety of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed supports to families, workers, and employers, and laying the foundation for future growth, renewal and economic recovery. 
Halton MPPs, Regional Chair and Mayors call on Chief Medical Officer to avoid rollback to Phase 2
October 24, 2020
This morning, MPPs Parm Gill (Milton), Jane McKenna (Burlington), Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Milton Mayor Gordon Krantz sent a letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams.
Canadian Red Cross Supporting Long-Term Care Home in Hawkesbury
October 23, 2020
The Ontario government is working arm-in-arm with the federal government and the Canadian Red Cross to deliver temporary assistance to high-priority long-term care homes that are facing significant challenges due to COVID-19.
Halton Region MPPs announce new Social Services Relief Funding
October 23, 2020
The Ontario government is providing municipalities and Indigenous community partners with over $241 million to help protect the province’s most vulnerable from COVID-19, including those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Ontario Takes Steps to Ensure Surplus Food Does Not Go to Waste
October 23, 2020
The Ontario government is investing over $5 million to help food rescue organizations purchase refrigerated trucks, freezers, storage space and kitchen equipment so they can safely collect, preserve and distribute unused surplus food from places like grocery stores and restaurants to those in need during COVID-19 and beyond.
Taking action to extend patio season and help Burlington restaurants
October 23, 2020
On October 21, Burlington MPP, Jane McKenna, wrote a letter to Mayor Meed Ward and members of Burlington City Council to strongly encourage them to support local restaurants in Burlington by extending patio season through the 2021 Victoria Day weekend and allowing them to winterize their patios.
Ontario Takes Action to Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes
October 22, 2020
The Ontario government is providing Pollution Probe with $375,000 to collect plastic waste from marinas around the province using innovative plastic-capture technology.
Ontario Takes Steps to Accelerate the Building of Key Infrastructure Projects
October 22, 2020
The Ontario government is introducing a package of legislative and policy measures that would, if passed, accelerate the building of key infrastructure projects to create jobs and lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery.
Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth
October 21, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $24.3 million in targeted investments to hire additional staff, increase access to counselling and therapy, create new programs to help manage stress, depression and anxiety, and address eating disorders and other challenges facing children and youth.
Ontario Takes Action to Reduce Electronic Waste
October 21, 2020
The Ontario government has introduced a new regulation that will require producers to collect and safely manage the full life-cycle of their electrical and electronic equipment, such as cell phones, computers, printers and gaming equipment.
Ontario Invests $550 Million to Build and Upgrade Schools
October 20, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $550 million to build 20 new schools and eight permanent school additions across the province in 2020-21.
Ontario Protects Workers, Volunteers and Organizations Who Make Honest Efforts to Follow COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines and Laws
October 20, 2020
The Ontario government is introducing the Supporting Ontario's Recovery Act, 2020, that if passed, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19.
Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders to Protect the Public
October 20, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA). This extension will be in effect until November 21, 2020 to ensure the government continues to have the necessary tools to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Making Government Services More Convenient, Reliable, and Accessible
October 19, 2020
The Ontario government released an action plan to make government services simpler, easier to use, and more convenient and accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Ontario Developing a Stronger, More Effective Blue Box Program
October 19, 2020
Ontario is kicking off Waste Reduction Week by unveiling regulations to improve the blue box program.
Stay Safe and Follow Public Health Advice This Halloween
October 19, 2020
"As Ontarians begin to prepare for Halloween this year, I'd like to remind everyone to take extra precautions to ensure you are keeping yourself and your families safe." - Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health
York Region Added to List of Areas of Higher Community Spread
October 17, 2020
The Ontario government is adding York Region to the City of Ottawa, City of Toronto and Region of Peel, as areas with higher community spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Moving Additional Region to Modified Stage 2
October 16, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Public Health Measures Table, local medical officers of health and other health experts, the Ontario government is introducing additional health measures for York Region.
Ontario Supports Innovation and Job Creation in the Life Sciences Sector
October 16, 2020
The Ontario government welcomes the decision by Roche to invest $500 million over five years to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site to oversee its global supply chain in Mississauga.
Ontario Supports the Production of Critical Supplies to Fight the Spread of COVID-19
October 16, 2020
The Ontario government continues to work together with businesses and the manufacturing sector to expand production of domestic PPE to ensure preparedness, both now and for the future.
Ontario Appoints New Expert Panel on Cyber Security
October 15, 2020
As part of Ontario's Cyber Security Strategy, the government has appointed ten new members to an expert panel to help modernize cyber security across the Ontario Public Sector.
Taking Action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Burlington
October 15, 2020
To help further minimize the spread in Burlington, we are respectfully asking our valued friends in neighbouring hot spot communities to voluntarily refrain from in-person visits to businesses outside their local area. We encourage those in our local community to continue supporting the many local businesses, as they have done throughout the pandemic.
Millions Across Canada Now Using Made-in-Ontario COVID Alert App
October 15, 2020
The Ontario government is working with some of the most influential brands in Canada, including Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, to encourage more people to download the made-in-Ontario COVID Alert app and help protect people across the country from the pandemic.
Ontario Adding Over 200 More Transitional Care Beds Across the Province
October 15, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding innovative and proven reactivation care models across the province by adding over 200 more transitional care beds.
Ontario Ensures Teaching Jobs go to the Best Educators
October 15, 2020
"Our government is fully committed to standing up for students and parents who deserve the best, most qualified, and reflective educator at the front of the classroom." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Outings on Hold for Long-Term Care Homes in Areas of Higher Community Spread
October 14, 2020
The Ontario government is adding to the precautions taken last week to protect residents and staff in the province's long-term care homes.
Burlington Curling Club Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
October 14, 2020
In 2019, the Burlington Curling Club received a $67,900 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to make needed upgrades to its facility.
Ontario Hiring Hundreds More Contact Tracers and Case Managers
October 14, 2020
The Ontario government is taking immediate action to expand case and contact management to help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19.
Ontario Increases Production of COVID-19 Testing Supplies
October 14, 2020
The Ontario government is investing over $1.4 million in Mississauga-based Microbix Biosystems to expand production of COVID-19 testing supplies and further support the province in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Ontario Helps Keep Energy Costs Low for Families, Small Businesses and Farmers
October 13, 2020
The Ontario government is helping to keep the cost of energy low for families, small businesses and farmers by keeping electricity rates stable and providing customers with more choice and energy assistance programs.
Ontario Continues to Support Restaurants During COVID-19 Pandemic
October 13, 2020
The Ontario government is encouraging everyone to support local restaurants and the food services industry during COVID-19.
Governments Investing $26.6 Million to Further Protect Ontario Agri-Food Workers During COVID-19
October 13, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are taking additional steps to help farmers better protect the health and safety of agri-food workers in the province during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure the continued supply of locally grown food all year round.
Ontario Taking Immediate Action to Reduce Rates of Transmission in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region
October 09, 2020
The government is acting on the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table to put in place additional targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel and Toronto by moving them into modified Stage 2 restrictions for a period of at least 28 days in response to higher than average rates of transmission.
Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health Measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region
October 09, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Public Health Measures Table, and local medical officers of health and other health experts, the Ontario government is introducing additional targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto public health unit regions.
Ontario Recognizes Indigenous Marriage Ceremonies
October 08, 2020
The government of Ontario has amended the Marriage Act to enable Indigenous officiants to perform marriage ceremonies according to their customs and traditions, and to submit a marriage for registration with the Ontario Registrar General.
Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events
October 08, 2020
Ontario is investing $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19.
Historic Ford Canada Investment Transforming Ontario into Global Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Hub
October 08, 2020
The Ontario government is matching a $295 million investment with the federal government to retool Ford of Canada's Oakville Assembly Complex into a global hub for battery electric vehicle production.
Ontario Building a Modern, Connected and Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions System
October 07, 2020
The Ontario government is providing an additional $176 million this year to help expand access for critical mental health and addictions supports during COVID-19.
Ontario Welcomes Construction of Largest Renewable Natural Gas Plant in the Province
Ontario Helping Apprentices Cover Living Expenses during Training
October 07, 2020
The Ontario government is making the skilled trades more accessible by investing an additional $75 million over the next two years to help apprentices cover living expenses during their in-class training.
Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant
October 07, 2020
The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest and create good jobs across the province.
Ontario Surpasses Four Million COVID-19 Tests
October 06, 2020
Ontario has completed over four million COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic and continues to lead the country in both the number of tests completed and daily testing capacity.
Making Ontario Better for People and Smarter for Business
October 06, 2020
The provincial government is continuing regulatory modernization efforts to make Ontario more competitive, attract investment and create jobs to support economic recovery and growth.
Ontario Releases $35 Million to Hire More Staff, Improve Remote Learning in Targeted Communities
October 05, 2020
The Ontario government is announcing the allocation of $35 million to provide additional immediate school board supports in the communities of Peel, Ottawa, Toronto and York Region to enhance public health measures and protection strategies.
New COVID-19 Precautions at Long-Term Care Homes
October 05, 2020
The Ontario government is taking new precautions to protect residents and staff in the province's long-term care homes.
Ontario Fire Marshal Promotes Fire Safety in the Kitchen
October 05, 2020
To mark Fire Prevention Week 2020, Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal encourages all Ontarians to take action to ensure they are safe from kitchen fires at home.
Ontario Supporting Independent Book and Magazine Publishers
October 05, 2020
The Ontario government is investing nearly $5 million in grants to help independent local book and magazine publishers access new markets and bring Canadian creative content to new audiences, both at home and around the world.
Ontario's First Inspector General of Policing Appointed
October 02, 2020
The Ontario government has appointed Devon Clunis as the province's first Inspector General of Policing. In this new role, Mr. Clunis, a former chief of the Winnipeg Police Service, will provide oversight of policing in Ontario.
Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health and Testing Measures to Keep People Safe
October 02, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health and public health experts, the Ontario government is tightening public health measures.
Ontario Taking Action to Improve Child Care
October 02, 2020
Today, Ontario is releasing two child care reports: Strengthening Early Years and Child Care in Ontario and the Early Years and Child Care Annual Report 2020.
Ontario Continues to Strengthen and Secure Public Sector Cyber Security
October 02, 2020
The Ontario government is marking the beginning of Cyber Security Awareness Month by hosting in partnership with Ryerson University the province's first-ever cyber security conference for the broader public sector and announcing the launch of a new academic partnership with Ryerson University's Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.
Ontario Provides $461 Million to Temporarily Enhance Wages For Personal Support Workers
October 02, 2020
The Ontario government is supporting personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers in the home and community care, long-term care, public hospitals, and social services sectors by investing $461 million to temporarily enhance wages.
Ontario Removing Hurdles for Real Estate Professionals and Addressing Consumer Concerns
October 01, 2020
The Ontario government has announced changes to the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA). These new changes will modernize rules for registered real estate brokerages, brokers, and salespersons across the province while also addressing consumer concerns.
Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care
October 01, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is updating its COVID-19 school and child care screening guidance.
Empowering Auto Insurance Consumers with More Information and $1B in Relief
October 01, 2020
Ontario’s auto insurers reported consumers have been eligible to receive almost $1 Billion in relief in response to COVID-19. This represents an increase of over $300M or 45% since insurers last reported in May 2020.
Ontario Proposes to Further Reduce Landfill Food Waste
October 01, 2020
The Ontario government is seeking public input on its proposal to reduce the amount of food and organic waste going to landfills.
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