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Application Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
January 15, 2021
This morning the Ontario government announced that applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant is now open. The previously announced grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses whose operations have been restricted due to the Province-wide Shutdown.
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Prime Minister Trudeau Releases Much-Anticipated Supplementary Mandate Letters
January 15, 2021
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his much-anticipated supplementary ministerial mandate letters to the 36 Cabinet Ministers that comprise his government. These are the second round of Trudeau mandate letters since the 2019 election.
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Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet after Navdeep Bains’ Departure
January 12, 2021
This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet after Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced he will not seek reelection in an anticipated 2021 federal election.
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OSFI Discussion Paper: Managing Uncertainty in Climate Change: Promoting Preparedness and Resiliency to Climate-Related Risk
January 12, 2021
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) this week released a discussion paper, titled Managing Uncertainty in Climate Change: Promoting Preparedness and Resiliency to Climate-Related Risk, that signals the federal watchdog will expect more robust disclosure of climate-related financial risks by banks, insurance companies and pension funds.
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Ontario Declares a Second State of Emergency
January 12, 2021
Today, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, took action to limit mobility and reduce transmission. Specifically, the Province is declaring a second provincial emergency under s 7.01 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA)and the government is issuing a stay-at-home order (residents must stay at home except to go outside the house for specified essential purposes).
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