Seizures: On January
28 and 31, 2020, Ministry of Finance investigators participated in an operation
with the Ontario Provincial Police. The ministry seized 2,402,000 unmarked
cigarettes and 60 kilograms of waterpipe tobacco. Seven people were charged
under the Tobacco Tax Act.
Description of Seizures: On January 24 and 25, 2020,Ministry of Finance investigators participated in an operation
with the Ontario Provincial Police. The ministry seized 846,680 unmarked
cigarettes, 290 cigars and 13,446 grams of other tobacco. Twelve people were
charged with offences under the Tobacco
VAUGHAN — As the province safely and gradually reopens, Ontario is starting down the road to growth, renewal and economic recovery. That's why the Ontario government is proud to support the launch of the Ontario Made program from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). This new program will promote the many world-class goods that are made across the province by helping consumers easily identify, access and purchase local products.
WOODSTOCK — The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing the best support possible to help farmers manage challenges beyond their control by enhancing AgriInsurance coverage for the 2020 growing season to include labour shortages due to COVID-19.
TORONTO — The Ontario government announced bold new changes to the education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part of this action, the province will move forward with ending Grade 9 streaming into applied and academic courses, proposing to eliminate discretionary suspensions for students, strengthening sanctions for teachers who engage in behaviour of a racist nature, and providing teachers with additional anti-racism and anti-discrimination training.
SOUTHAMPTON - The Ontario government is providing up to $1.8 million to expand natural gas to households and businesses in Saugeen First Nation. Bill Walker, Associate Minister for Energy, announced today that construction has started on a new natural gas pipeline that will bring more reliable and affordable energy to the Indigenous community.
Ontario government is expanding access to reliable broadband and cellular
service in underserved and unserved parts of the province. The application
intake for the $150 million Improving
Connectivity for Ontario program (ICON) opens today. This funding will help
drive economic investment and job creation across the province, while allowing
more people to work from home more efficiently, engage in online learning, and
connect with family and friends.
TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force that were made under s.7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 22, 2020. The extension was made to ensure the province maintains the necessary flexibility to protect public health and safety as more businesses reopen and people go back to work.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking the first step in a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. Today, the province introduced the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province.
WILMOT—The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected smaller communities across the province. While moving towards recovery, investments in infrastructure in rural and northern Ontario are vital to successful, sustainable communities and their economies.