Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Releases Ontario’s Draft Forest Biomass Action Plan for Consultation
May 6, 2021
Today, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), John Yakabuski, released Ontario’s draft Forest Biomass Action Plan (FBAP). In August 2020, the Minister launched the province’s “Sustainable Growth: Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy,” which built on its draft Forest Sector Strategy released the previous year.
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Ontario Election: One Year Out
May 4, 2021
May 4th is an important day in the world of Ontario politics: it marks one year until the official campaign for the 2022 provincial election begins.Of course, with a fixed election date, the “unofficial election campaign” will get underway well before May 4, 2022 and, despite the pandemic, some might argue the election is already heating up.
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Government of Ontario Proposes Sick Days for COVID-19
April 28, 2021
This afternoon, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton, and Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that tomorrow they will introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, that if passed, will create the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit, which will provide up to 3 days of paid sick leave. The program will hopefully help reduce COVID-19 transmission in Ontario.
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Federal Budget 2021: A Liberal Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience
April 20, 2021
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland today released the federal government’s 2021 Budget in the House of Commons. Titled A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, the plan aims to support Canadian families and businesses during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, layout a strategy for a post-pandemic economic recovery, and act as a blueprint for a Liberal campaign platform ahead of a potential 2021 federal election.
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Ontario Increasing Restrictions to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
April 16, 2021
This afternoon, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a tightening of restrictions across the province in an effort to further limit mobility and slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions are intended to protect our hospital and ICU capacity whose occupancy are at their highest level and to allow more time to vaccinate Ontarians.
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