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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Reopen Downtown Toronto – The City Wants to Hear From You
May 29, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced that the City is partnering with 24 major employers, including universities, major banks and insurance institutions to support a gradual reopening of offices and employment centres.
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Ontario Government Announces Additional COVID-19 Relief for Electricity Customers
June 1, 2020
The Ontario government announced new measures to support Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ontario Changing Electricity Rates for Residential, Farm and Small Business Consumers
May 30, 2020
The Government of Ontario announced changes to electricity rates paid by approximately five million Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers.
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
May 29, 2020
May 22 – May 29: 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 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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