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A resource guide for programs and initiatives launched by all levels of government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team will continue to update this page as new announcements are made and more information about initiatives becomes available.

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Latest COVID-19 updates from Sussex
Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Investigate Five Long-Term Care Homes After Report from Canadian Armed Forces
May 26, 2020
Premier Ford shared key findings from the Canadian Armed Forces report on the five long-term care homes at which the military had been brought in to assist.
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Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Applications Now Open
May 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the application process for the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) is now open.
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
May 22, 2020
May 18 – May 22: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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Government Announces Launch Date for CECRA and Launches LEEFF
May 20, 2020
The Federal Government announced the launch date of the CECRA and the launch of the application process for the LEEFF.‍
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Ontario Officially Enters Stage 1 of Reopening and Announces that Schools will Remain Closed
May 19, 2020
Ontario officially entered the first stage of its Framework for Reopening the Province.
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Government Announces Expansion of the Canada Emergency Business Account
May 19, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau announced the expansion of eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include more small businesses.
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Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Applications Now Open
May 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the application process for the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) is now open.
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Government Announces Launch Date for CECRA and Launches LEEFF
May 20, 2020
The Federal Government announced the launch date of the CECRA and the launch of the application process for the LEEFF.‍
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Government Announces Expansion of the Canada Emergency Business Account
May 19, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau announced the expansion of eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include more small businesses.
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Sussex Government Announces Extension to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
May 15, 2020
The federal government announced an extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) by three months to August 29, 2020.
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Federal Government Launches the Regional Relief & Recovery Fund for Small Businesses
May 13, 2020
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, released details of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response
May 13, 2020
Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories.
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Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Investigate Five Long-Term Care Homes After Report from Canadian Armed Forces
May 26, 2020
Premier Ford shared key findings from the Canadian Armed Forces report on the five long-term care homes at which the military had been brought in to assist.
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Ontario Officially Enters Stage 1 of Reopening and Announces that Schools will Remain Closed
May 19, 2020
Ontario officially entered the first stage of its Framework for Reopening the Province.
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Ontario Announces Stage 1 of Re-Opening the Province and the Economy
May 14, 2020
Premier Ford announced the details for Stage 1 of the Province’s framework for re-opening the economy.
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Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures
May 7, 2020
Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health announced that the Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures in collaboration with experts.
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Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19
May 6, 2020
The Ontario government provided some positive news about easing restrictions on retail stores and essential construction.
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Certain Ontario Businesses Allowed to Reopen May 4 Under Strict Safety Guidelines
May 1, 2020
The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to open on May 4 under strict safety guidelines.
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Toronto to Resume Regular Council and Committee Meetings Online
May 15, 2020
The City Clerks Office today announced the resumption of Toronto’s regular committee meetings in June with a revised schedule and digital submissions from deputants.
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Toronto Updates Road Calming and Closure Plans
May 14, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced the first phase of the ActiveTO program being developed by Toronto Public Health and Transportation Services.
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Toronto Launches ShopHERE Program for Independent Businesses and Artists
May 11, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced the new ShopHERE program that will help independent businesses and artists open free online stores.
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Toronto Development Review, Permitting and Inspection Services Resume
May 11, 2020
Toronto Building Permitting and Inspections have now resumed.
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Tips for Businesses on CurbTO and Curbside Pickup Changes
May 8, 2020
The Government of Ontario has authorized all retail stores with street entrances to provide curbside pickup starting Monday May 11, the CurbTO program is preparing to expand its supports to businesses of all kinds.
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Toronto Reopens Debenture for Capital Project Funding
May 4, 2020
The City of Toronto has announced that it is reopening its raise for capital projects through the issuance of an additional $200 million in bonds.
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
May 22, 2020
May 18 – May 22: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
May 15, 2020
May 8 – May 15: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the long weekend!
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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response
May 13, 2020
Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories.
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
May 8, 2020
May 1 – May 8: We know you’ve been waiting all week for it – here is this week’s list of articles that our team has been reading. Stay safe and happy reading.
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Update from the Sussex Environment Team (#2)
May 8, 2020
A high-level status update on key environmental files in light of COVID-19.
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Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19
May 6, 2020
Premier Doug Ford announced that the emergency rate relief for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time of Use (TOU) customers of 10.1 cents/kWh is being extended to midnight on May 31st.
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