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Ontario Delivering Digital Access to Courts

Province accelerating access to justice by moving more services online TORONTO — The Ontario government is delivering a new digital justice solution that will transform how people handle their legal matters at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. The Courts Digital Transformation initiative will be the most significant single step forward in the digital […]

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Ontario improving access to frontline services in French

Proposed updates to the French Language Services Act would ensure services are more readily available in French TORONTO — The Ontario Government is delivering on its promise to improve access to quality services in French to Ontario’s growing Francophone community by introducing, as part of the Fall Economic Statement, proposed amendments that would modernize the French Languages […]

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Build Ontario

Province Releases the 2021 Fall Economic Statement TORONTO — Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario. The plan lays out how the government will build the foundation for Ontario’s recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure, attracting increased investment, and restoring leadership […]

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Ontario Expanding Booster Eligibility to More Ontarians

Eligibility Will Expand Gradually Based on Age and Risk to Provide Extra Layer of Protection Against the Delta Variant TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of high-risk individuals starting November 6, 2021, providing them […]

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Ontario Supporting Indigenous and Emerging Artists

New investment helping arts organizations and artists safely reconnect with their audiences during COVID-19 TORONTO ― The Ontario government is increasing support for the province’s arts sector with a $5-million grant program administered through the Ontario Arts Council. The funding will create more opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts organizations to reconnect with their audiences […]

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Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Government working for workers by enhancing wages and take-home pay TORONTO — As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for […]

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Ontario Marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

An important reminder about keeping safe and preventing the “silent killer” in homes TORONTO — As part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, happening November 1-7, Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal is reminding Ontarians about the risks of carbon monoxide and the important steps to take to avoid exposure in their homes. “Carbon Monoxide Awareness […]

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Ontario Helping Energy Customers Save Money with Green Button

Province gives electricity and natural gas customers more control over bills on one-year anniversary of introducing Customer Choice LONDON – Ontario is providing families and businesses more control over their electricity and natural gas bills with the introduction of a new Green Button standard that will allow them to track their energy use, reduce bills and […]

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Ontario Improving Access to Hospice and Compassionate Care

Funding will support high-quality palliative care for individuals and families TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing up to $23 million in hospice residences across the province to help them continue to provide high-quality, compassionate end-of-life services and care to people and their loved ones. This funding is a part of the government’s comprehensive plan to […]

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Ontario Introducing New Legislation to Fix Long-Term Care

New measures would help ensure residents get the care they deserve TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing legislation that would improve the well-being of residents in long-term care and retirement homes, and ensure they get the care they deserve. If passed, the Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021 would repeal the […]

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