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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Federal Government Tables Net-Zero Emissions Accountability
November 19, 2020
Today, Environment & Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson tabled legislation crafting the path to net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050. Bill C-12 is titled An Act Respecting Transparency and Accountability in Canada’s Efforts to Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the Year 2050.
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Federal Government Announces Launch of Universal Broadband Fund Including $750 Million in New Funding
November 10, 2020
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the long-awaited launch for applications for the Universal Broadband Fund which will support high-speed internet projects across the country. The announcement unveiled $750 million in new investment, in addition to the $1 billion committed under Budget 2019, bringing the total funding to $1.75 billion for projects.
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Ontario Budget Analysis 2020: What A Difference A Year Makes
November 5, 2020
Today, Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips delivered what is technically his first, and the Ford Government’s second, full Ontario Budget. Our clients and regular readers will know that the Ontario budget is typically delivered in March, in anticipation of the government’s fiscal year which is from April 1st to March 31st In normal times, the Minister of Finance would rise in the Legislature in November to deliver a Fall Economic Statement. While these have come to be known as “mini budgets” they are more correctly a report on government finances after half of the fiscal year has passed.
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Federal Government Announces Appointment of Ehren Cory as CEO of the CIB, NRCan Launches New $750 Million Fund for Oil and Gas Companies to Reduce Methane Emissions
October 29, 2020
Today, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Hon. Catherine McKenna, confirmed the appointment of Ehren Cory as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Mr. Cory will be focused on the CIB’s strategic direction including implementing the $10B Growth Plan (unveiled earlier this month) to accelerate infrastructure investment in Canada.
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