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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
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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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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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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Federal Government to Impose Dollar-for-Dollar Countermeasures to Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs
August 7, 2020
In response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a 10% tariff on certain Canadian aluminum imports, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced dollar-for-dollar counter measures on US imports to Canada for a total of $3.6 billion (CAN).
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Federal Government Announces a $3.3 Billion COVID-19 Infrastructure Fund
August 6, 2020
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Hon. Catherine McKenna announced a new, temporary $3.3 billion COVID-19 Resilience stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
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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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Federal Government to Impose Dollar-for-Dollar Countermeasures to Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs
August 7, 2020
In response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a 10% tariff on certain Canadian aluminum imports, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced dollar-for-dollar counter measures on US imports to Canada for a total of $3.6 billion (CAN).
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Federal Government Announces a $3.3 Billion COVID-19 Infrastructure Fund
August 6, 2020
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Hon. Catherine McKenna announced a new, temporary $3.3 billion COVID-19 Resilience stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
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Federal Government Announces Launch of COVID-19 Contact Tracing App and Outlined Future of Canadian Emergency Response Benefit
July 31, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of the COVID Alert national contact tracing app, as well as a variety of other updates.
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Federal Government Announces Proposed Extension and Changes to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
July 17, 2020
Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a proposed extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December 19, 2020.
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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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Ontario Moves Toronto and Peel Region to Stage 3 and Launches Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
July 29, 2020
The Ontario government announced that the City of Toronto and Peel Region will move to Stage 3 on July 31 and launched the independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care.
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Ontario Announces Additional Regions to Enter Stage 3 this Week
July 20, 2020
The Ontario government said another seven regions are ready to advance to Stage 3.
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Ontario Announces Regions to Enter Stage 3 this Week
July 13, 2020
Twenty-four public health units will enter Stage 3 on Friday July 17, 2020.
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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Address the Ongoing Threat of COVID-19 with Flexibility Over the Next Year
July 7, 2020
The Ontario government proposed legislation that, if passed, would continue orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act related to COVID-19.
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Business Property Tax Payment Deferral Program Approved – City of Toronto
May 28, 2020
Toronto City Council approved the implementation of a Property Tax Payment Deferral Program due to COVID-19.
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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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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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