Provincial Government Relations

 

Ontario Launches New Supports for Businesses

Ontario is introducing a new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program and a six-month interest- and penalty-free period to make payments for most provincially administered taxes. Eligible businesses will receive rebate payments equivalent to 50 per cent of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to the current…
 

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron

In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits. To further strengthen its response to Omicron, Ontario is introducing a 50 per…
 

2021 Ontario Budget

The Government of Ontario releases 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. Read the budget media release. Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community.   Supporting Jobs: Providing a second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments of $10,000 to…
 

2021 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario and many of our businesses are still struggling, with some unable to access government funding and support programs.   Through the Ontario Chamber Network’s prebudget submission, we are calling on the Ontario government to focus on the revival of…
 

Chamber Network Calls for Coordinated Approach to Reopening Ontario’s Economy

On February 2nd, the Ontario Chamber Network addressed a letter to Premier Doug Ford, calling for a coordinated approach to reopening Ontario's economy.   Each region’s experience differs significantly across the province when it comes to transmission rates, tracking and tracing capacity, and other variables.  The Ontario Chamber Network have…
 

Faye discusses the Ontario Budget 2020

On November 5th the Ontario Government released its first budget since the pandemic was declared.  It was a response to the current crisis and demonstrates the beginning of a long-term plan for economic growth.   The business community welcomes many priorities outlined in Ontario’s 2020 Budget “Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect,…
 

2020 Ontario Budget

Today, the Ontario Government released the 2020 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover. Read the 2020 Budget.   Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community.   Providing $300 million in relief for eligible businesses in regions where the Province determines modified…