OSAP Digital Learning and Institution Relief Funding

Summary Today Minister Romano, Premier Ford, and Minister Elliott formally announced our government will temporarily defer loan payments and interest accrual for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These measures would allow us to temporarily suspend loan repayment between March 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020 and initiate a six-month interest-free moratorium. This means that borrowers […]

Supportive Seniors and Additional Support for Long Term Care

Summary Today Premier Ford, Minister Elliott and Minister Fullerton under the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health are urging seniors over the age of 70 to self isolate. Today our government announced: $10 Million to help community organizations with the coordination of subsidized meal deliveries, medicines and other necessities. $20 million over two […]

Price Gouging

Summary Today Premier Doug Ford announced new penalties to combat price gouging and hold offenders accountable for raising prices significantly on necessary goods. These new measures are effective immediately and apply to those who have increased prices on these goods since March 17, 2020, the day Ontario declared a State of Emergency. Key Messages Our […]

Business Supports Echo

Summary Today the Premier, Minister Phillips and Associate Minister Sarkaria echoed the support our government is providing for businesses. The Ontario government delivering $3.7 billion to protect people and jobs and $10 billion to improve cash flows for people and businesses during this time of economic uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic Key Messages Supporting more […]

WSIB Relief

Summary Ontario faces an unprecedented challenge in its fight against COVID19. In response, our Government has taken action and will enable $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on businesses. It’s the right thing to do. The Hon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour Training and Skills Development, offers the following caucus […]

Healthcare Echo

Summary Today the Premier, Minister Elliott and Minister Phillips highlighted the government’s actions to combat COVID-19 through an additional $3.3 billion in healthcare resources as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. Key Messages The Province is increasing capacity in Ontario’s hospitals to meet the challenges of the outbreak head-on, including: $935 million for the hospital sector, […]

Ontario’s Action Plan

Summary Today Minister Phillips introduced Ontario’s Action Plan 2020: Responding to COVID-19. Today’s economic and fiscal update is the first phase in our government’s plan to respond to and address the COVID-19 outbreak, and ensure the necessary resources are in place to protect the health of Ontario’s people and economy. News Links English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/56463/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19 French: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/56463/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19

Energy Announcement

Summary Today at 1:00 p.m. our government  announced immediate relief for Ontario’s time-of-use electricity consumers.  Effective today, time-of-use electricity prices will be held to the off-peak price of 10.1 cents/kWh for 24 hours a day for the next 45 days. This announcement represents a $165 million dollar investment from our government. Key Messages We would […]

Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak

Summary This morning the government announced that Ontario is providing $200M in social services relief funding to protect the health and safety of our provinces most vulnerable people, including those who live in poverty, are homeless or unemployed. The Social Services Relief Fund will provide additional resources directly to individuals and families in financial crisis, […]

Ontario Together

Summary Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance and Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) launched Ontario Together, a new Ontario website that will help businesses and their employees work with the government to meet […]