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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 Increasing Restrictions to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
April 16, 2021
This afternoon, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a tightening of restrictions across the province in an effort to further limit mobility and slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions are intended to protect our hospital and ICU capacity whose occupancy are at their highest level and to allow more time to vaccinate Ontarians.
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Ontario Declares Third Provincial State of Emergency
April 7, 2021
This afternoon, in consultation with Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government announced it is enacting a third declaration of provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) and a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks.
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Ontario Announces Provincewide “Emergency Brake” Shutdown
April 1, 2021
This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide “emergency brake” effective Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks to try to control the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts. The COVID-19 Response Framework will pause as the emergency brake comes into place.
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Ontario Provides Details on Phase Two COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan
March 5, 2021
This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and General Rick Hillier (retired), Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, provided the much-anticipated details for vaccine rollout to more Ontarians.
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Federal Government Announces Extension of COVID-19 Emergency Benefits
March 3, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced an extension of COVID-19 emergency economic benefits through June 5, 2021.
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Application Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
January 15, 2021
This morning the Ontario government announced that applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant is now open. The previously announced grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses whose operations have been restricted due to the Province-wide Shutdown.
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Federal Government Announces Extension of COVID-19 Emergency Benefits
March 3, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced an extension of COVID-19 emergency economic benefits through June 5, 2021.
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Federal Government Announces New $1 Billion Rapid Housing Initiative
October 27, 2020
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, alongside Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen announced a $1 billion investment to launch the new Rapid Housing Initiative which will support the development of affordable housing units. Almost $300 million of this new housing investment will go to Ontario’s large municipalities.
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CERB Replacement Passes House of Commons in First Trudeau Confidence Measure
September 30, 2020
The House of Commons unanimously passed legislation containing new benefits for Canadians unemployed because of COVID-19 and for workers forced to take time off because of illness, isolation, or family care needs.
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Liberals Unveil More Generous Employment Benefits, Paving Way for NDP Throne Speech Support
September 25, 2020
The Federal government unveiled legislation to implement new employment benefits to replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
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Federal Government Announces Additional $2 Billion to Help Schools Reopen Safely
August 26, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced up to $2 billion in funding to support the provinces and territories in safely reopening schools.
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Government Extends CERB and Announces New COVID-19 ‘Recovery’ Financial Benefits
August 20, 2020
Federal Ministers Carla Qualtrough and Chrystia Freeland announced next steps to provide support to individuals whose ability to work has been impacted by COVID-19.
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New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced to Limit Spread in Ontario
November 20, 2020
Today, Premier Doug Ford, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, Minister of Finance Rod Phillips and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams announced further measures to limit community transmission of COVID-19. The province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
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Faced with COVID’s Second Wave, Premier Ford Re-Imposes Restrictions in Hot Spots
October 9, 2020
Premier Ford announced that Ontario’s main hotspots of Ottawa, Peel and Toronto will be moving to a modified version of Stage 2 for at least the next 28 days.
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Ontario Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Delivers on Both
October 7, 2020
Ontario’s Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction has tabled two significant initiatives designed to provide real world, tangible help to Ontario businesses and the people who depend on them for their livelihoods.
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Ontario Models and Prepares for COVID-19’s Second Wave
October 2, 2020
The Ford government has been unveiling the measures making up the pillars of Ontario’s fall preparedness plan.
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Ontario Releases 2020-21 First Quarter Finances and Announces $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding for Ontario Municipalities
August 13, 2020
The Ontario government released its report on the 2020-21 First Quarter Finances, which provides information on the fiscal and economic outlook from April 1 to June 30, 2020.
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Ontario Announces Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September and Plan for Return of Child Care to Full Capacity
July 30, 2020
The Ontario government released the long promised plan for reopening schools, as well as its plan to allow child care centres to return to full capacity starting September 1, 2020.
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Federal Government Announces New $1 Billion Rapid Housing Initiative
October 27, 2020
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, alongside Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen announced a $1 billion investment to launch the new Rapid Housing Initiative which will support the development of affordable housing units. Almost $300 million of this new housing investment will go to Ontario’s large municipalities.
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Ontario Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 Changes Landscape for Land Use Planning and Infrastructure Projects
July 13, 2020
Our Municipal and Provincial Teams continue to analyze the newly introduced Government of Ontario legislation: Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020.
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Online Licensing and Permit Applications Launches in Toronto
July 8, 2020
The City of Toronto announced the launch of a new online business licensing and permits application process that allows for applications, document submissions, and payments to be completed virtually.
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Final Week for Toronto’s Reopening Strategy Survey Feedback
June 23, 2020
Seven days are left for businesses, individuals and community groups to complete the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s survey on the City’s recovery strategy.
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Toronto Provides Businesses with Expanded Guidance for Reopening
June 17, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced that the City has expanded its guidance resources for local businesses and organizations preparing for re-opening when Toronto enters into Stage 2.
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Federal Government Announces $2.2 Billion in Municipal Gas Tax Funding
June 1, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an early transfer of $2.2 billion in federal Gas Tax funding for Canadian municipal infrastructure projects.
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Paula Conboy Featured on iPolitics
August 12, 2020
Senior Counsel, Paula Conboy, discussed her experience in the energy sector and how it influences her role at Sussex with iPolitics.
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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act and the Environment
July 8, 2020
The Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020.
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Ontario Announces Immediate Changes to Industrial Conservation Initiative in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
June 26, 2020
The Government of Ontario approved an amendment to O.Reg 429/04 respecting the Industrial Conservative Initiative (ICI).
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 19, 2020
June 12 – June 19: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 12, 2020
June 5 – June 12: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 5, 2020
May 29 – June 5: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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