Provincial

New Ontario Legislative changes encourage negotiated settlements between tenants and landlords

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The Ontario government is providing stability to Ontario’s rental market by increasing fines for unlawful evictions and reinforcing the necessity for landlords to explore repayment agreements before considering evictions. These measures are included in the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act which received Royal Assent today. “We know tenants and landlords have struggled during COVID-19, and some households may ...

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Ontario Legislature Adjourns after Significant Sitting in Response to COVID-19

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The Ontario Legislature adjourned after an unprecedented session that saw cross-partisan collaboration in the fight against COVID-19. Since reconvening in February, the legislature passed 18 pieces of legislation, including emergency measures needed to protect public health and prepare for economic recovery. The legislature has now risen until September 14, 2020. Premier Doug Ford and Paul Calandra, Government House Leader, thanked ...

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L’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario ajourne ses travaux à la suite d’une importante séance en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19

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L’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario a ajourné ses travaux à la suite d’une session sans précédent au cours de laquelle tous les partis ont collaboré pour lutter contre la COVID-19. Depuis la reprise des travaux parlementaires en février, l’Assemblée législative a adopté 18 projets de loi, y compris des mesures d’urgence nécessaires pour protéger la santé publique et se préparer à ...

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Ontario Takes Steps to Better Protect Lakes, Rivers and Fisheries

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The Ontario government released its final bait management strategy to protect the province’s lakes and rivers from the threat of invasive species and fish diseases. As part of this new strategy, the government will be establishing four bait management zones to limit the movement of live bait across the province. “It is critically important to protect and preserve our lakes ...

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Ontario Unveils New Innovative Approach to Building Long-Term Care Homes Faster

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The Ontario government announced a new innovative Accelerated Build Pilot Program that will enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga in a matter of months, not years. By working with Trillium Health Partners and Infrastructure Ontario, the province intends to add up to 640 new long-term care beds by 2021. The pilot program is part of ...

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L’Ontario dévoile une nouvelle approche novatrice pour accélérer la construction de foyers de soins de longue durée

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé le nouveau Programme pilote d’accélération de la construction, une initiative novatrice visant à mettre rapidement en chantier deux nouveaux foyers de soins de longue durée à Mississauga, en quelques mois seulement, plutôt qu’en plusieurs années. En collaboration avec l’organisme Trillium Health Partners et Infrastructure Ontario, la province entend ainsi aménager jusqu’à 640 nouveaux lits ...

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NDP MPP Gretzky tables motion, urges Ford to create COVID-19 Essential Caregiver Strategy

  NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) will table a motion in the Legislature on Monday, urging the Ford government to immediately implement a COVID-19 Essential Caregiver Strategy that recognizes essential caregivers as more than just visitors, and gives residents in long-term care, groups homes and all congregate care settings the right to fully access their essential caregivers and support ...

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Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3

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The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower or low transmission of COVID-19, ...

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L’Ontario autorise davantage de régions à passer à la troisième étape du déconfinement

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Le gouvernement autorise sept autres régions de la province à passer à la troisième étape du déconfinement ce vendredi, ce qui permettra à un plus grand nombre d’entreprises et de lieux publics de rouvrir aux quatre coins de l’Ontario. Prise en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, cette décision se fonde sur les tendances positives des principaux indicateurs de ...

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L’Ontario lance un nouvel outil en ligne pour voir les améliorations des routes

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a lancé un nouvel outil en ligne qui fournit à la population de l’Ontario et aux entreprises de l’information sur les projets routiers dans leurs collectivités, y compris sur l’état d’avancement des projets déjà en cours et les grands projets de construction qui doivent avoir lieu dans l’avenir. Le nouvel outil en ligne fait partie du ...

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Ontario Launches New Online Tool For Viewing Highway Improvements

The Ontario government has released a new online tool that provides the people of Ontario and businesses with information about highway projects in their communities, including the status of projects that are already underway and major construction projects slated for the future. The new online tool is part of the government’s plan to keep highways safe and reliable, while supporting ...

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OPP – Seven Charged in Running Commercial Sex Trade

A commercial sex trade organization was dismantled on July 14, 2020 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team, the Canadian Border Services Agency, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and 12 Ontario police services. Seven persons have been charged with 32 criminal offences during the joint investigation, named Project Crediton. This commercial sex trade ...

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Ontario Accelerating the Development of Long-Term Care Homes

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The Ontario government announced a redesigned funding model that will lead to the building of additional, modern long-term care homes providing seniors with the quality care they deserve. This new approach will help break down historic barriers and accelerate the construction of urgently needed long-term care projects, and new and redeveloped beds. Over the next five years, the government is ...

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L’Ontario accélère les travaux dans le secteur des soins de longue durée

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé un nouveau modèle de financement pour le secteur des soins de longue durée qui permettra la construction de nouveaux foyers modernes ou les aînés de l’Ontario recevront les soins de qualité qu’ils méritent. Cette nouvelle approche contribuera à éliminer les obstacles hérités du passé, à accélérer les travaux pour les projets urgents, à aménager ...

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