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Mary Simon Officially Sworn in as Canada’s 30th Governor General
July 26, 2021
Mary Simon became Canada’s 30th Governor General today - and first of Indigenous heritage - following her swearing in at a ceremony held in the Senate Chamber in Ottawa. The position became vacant in January, 2021, upon the resignation of Julie Payette, who served only three years of her term before stepping down amidst numerous accusations of a toxic workplace at Rideau Hall.
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IESO Releases the 2021 Annual Acquisition Report
July 19, 2021
Today amid broad stakeholder anticipation, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released the Annual Acquisition Report (AAR). The purpose of this report is to identify the precise tools, targets and timing the IESO will use to meet Ontario’s electricity market needs identified in the 2020 Annual Planning Outlook (APO).
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Federal Government Announces New Funding Programs Ahead of Potential Election Call
July 16, 2021
In the two weeks since the adjournment of the House of Commons and Senate for summer recess, the Federal Government has been busy announcing and rolling out a number of new funding initiatives and recapitalization of existing programs, mostly announced in the April Budget, ahead of a potential election call in August.
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Ontario Government Announces Move to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen
July 9, 2021
The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario, announced today that Ontario will move to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday July 16, 2021. With this move, the Ontario government is striking a balance between the 21 days previously announced between the sequential stages of the Roadmap, better than expected vaccination rates and continuous improvements to other key health indicators, and pressure to reopen the economy more fully.
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Parliamentary Session Recap
July 5, 2021
Parliament is now adjourned following the House of Commons’ rise on June 23rd and the Senate’s rise on June 30th, following the passage of Bill C-30, the Budget Implementation Act, 2021 and Bill C-12, an act enshrining Canada’s GHG emissions management framework.
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