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Ontario Releases Plan for Lifting COVID-19 Public Health Measures
October 22, 2021
This afternoon, Premier Ford and the Ontario government announced the plan for a gradual, cautious and incremental approach to reopening Ontario over the next six months. This planned re-opening will take place in several steps, beginning with the removal of capacity limits in most places where proof of vaccination is required on Monday (October 25).
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Ontario Finalizes Regulatory Amendments to Support the Transition and Implementation of Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards Program
October 22, 2021
Earlier today, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) posted two decisions to the Environmental Registry of Ontario pertaining to regulatory amendments that support the implementation of Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program.
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Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Make Significant Announcements on Vaccines and COVID Supports
October 21, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland were at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa this morning to make a series of significant announcements ahead of the announcement of the new Cabinet on October 26th.
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Ontario Introduces Seventh Red Tape Reduction Bill, the Supporting People and Business Act
October 8, 2021
Yesterday, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, the Hon. Nina Tangri tabled another red tape reduction bill, the Supporting People and Business Act. This is the seventh Red TapeReduction bi-annual package (‘Package’) that the Ford government has delivered, and Tangri’s first since taking on this role.
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Ontario Explores Moratorium on New Natural Gas Generating Stations and Potential Shift to Non-Emitting Electricity System
October 8, 2021
Yesterday, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released a report entitled Decarbonization and Ontario’s Electricity Sector: Assessing the Impacts of Phasing Out Natural Gas Generation by 2030. Amid growing interest in the feasibility for deeper decarbonization, the IESO undertook to analyze the technical, operational, and financial considerations of a hypothetical implementation.
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