Cleaner, Greener Gasoline

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced Ontario is making gasoline that drivers use every day cleaner by becoming the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent. This commitment was set out in the Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan and contributes to the province’s goal of […]

Celebrate the Holiday Season Safely

Summary To support Ontarians as they begin to safely plan for the holiday season, our government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and input from the Public Health Measures Table, is providing preliminary guidance on how to safely celebrate this year and protect your loved ones. No matter where you […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women/Wrapped in Courage

Summary Today marks the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an opportunity to raise awareness and support victims of gender-based violence. This year, our government is investing $172 million in supports for survivors and for violence prevention initiatives. Recognizing […]

Rapid Testing to Support COVID-19 Response

Summary Today, Premier Ford, Minister Elliott and Minister Fullerton announced that our government has deployed new COVID-19 rapid tests to provide faster results in regions of high transmission and rural and remote areas. As an additional tool to help keep essential workers safe, rapid tests will also be used to screen staff and visitors in select long-term […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force and Immunization Program

Summary Today, Premier Ford, Minister Elliott, and Minister Jones announced the creation of the Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, building on the steps the government has been taking to prepare for the delivery of a vaccine. The task force will advise the province’s development and implementation of an immunization program, including the ethical, timely […]

Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Summary In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, our government is moving Ontario public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which includes moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown. These necessary measures are being taken to limit community […]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Long-Term Care Allocation Announcement

Summary The North York General Hospital has been allocated 192 new spaces and the upgrade of 160 existing spaces, in addition to 32 other modern spaces at the home. The construction of the new building will create a 384-bed home in North York as part of a campus of care. On Friday, November 20, Minister Fullerton will […]

Ontario Hydrogen Discussion Paper

Summary Today, Minister Yurek participated in the virtual Hydrogen, Sustainability and Finance Conference where he announced Ontario will be consulting on a discussion paper that will inform the creation of the province’s first hydrogen strategy. The paper sets out a vision for a new hydrogen economy in the province – one that will attract investment, […]

Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaign

Summary Today, Minister McNaughton joined Premier Ford to announce the Ontario government is launching a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking the necessary steps to keep employees, consumers and the public safe. Certain businesses in the Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict, Red-Control, or Lockdown levels are required to develop a COVID-19 […]

511 App Update

Summary The Ontario government is expanding the 511 app to include new winter driving features that will provide drivers and the trucking industry with additional information to support safer route planning when travelling on provincial highways. The additional features include: Track My Plow – which will allow drivers to track the location of snowplows and […]