Provincial Government Relations

 

Ontario Releases Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy

Today the government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021.   Click HERE for the Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act.   In advance of…
 

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and…
 

Ontario Moves to Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen

The Ontario government announced that the province will move into Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.   Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is…
 

Ontario Moves to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen

The Ontario government announced that the province will move into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.   Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face…
 

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,…