Energy Back in the Legislature: Government Tables Bill 165, Keeping Energy Costs Down Act
Following a statement from the Minister of Energy in December 2023 to reverse a decision of the Ontario Energy Board regarding rates for natural gas distribution projects (EB-2022-0200), the Ontario government tabled Bill 165 - Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024 and announced several decisions regarding energy policy in the province.
Ontario Government Introduces the 'Get It Done' Act
Today, the Ford government resumed the legislative session by tabling a bill that invokes the 2022 campaign promise to Get It Done. This legislation is the most recent example of the government supporting its priorities of creating jobs and building housing and infrastructure.
Government of Canada and Ontario Announce Investments in Health Care System
Earlier today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, alongside the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, and Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Sylvia Jones, announced a $3.1 billion agreement to improve health care in Ontario.
Ontario Announces Next Steps on Expansion of Community Surgical and Diagnostic Centres
On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Sylvia Jones, announced the next steps in Bill 60, Your Health Act to reduce wait times for surgeries and diagnostic procedures in Ontario.
Canada Launches Consultation On Federal Plastics Registry
On December 30, 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, published a Notice of Intent to issue a Section 46 Notice for the Federal Plastics Registry and is seeking feedback from partners and interested stakeholders.
Canada Announces Final Electricity Vehicle Availability Standard
Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada’s finalized Electric Vehicle Availability Standard (the Standard), which is intended to increase the supply of clean, zero-emission vehicles available to Canadians across the country.
Ontario Announces Series of Procurements to Meet Ontario's Growing Energy Needs
On December 11th in response to a request from the Minister of Energy, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released an Interim Resource Adequacy Update entitled, Evaluating Procurement Options for Supply Adequacy, A Resource Adequacy Update to the Minister of Energy.