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  • Ontario Protecting Supply Chains To Support COVID-19 Emergency Response

    TORONTO - Ontario continues to take important steps to protect the province's supply chain and make sure the heroes on the front lines have the essential goods and services they need in the fight against COVID-19 like ventilators, masks and swabs.

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  • Ontario Launches Consultations to Update Consumer Protection Act

    Ontario is making government work smarter and rebuilding consumer confidence by conducting a comprehensive review of the Consumer Protection Act.  This review will ensure that consumers are protected in everyday transactions — from buying clothing in a store to renovating their home.

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  • Ontario Legislature Passes Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020

    TORONTO — Yesterday, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 passed Third Reading in the Ontario legislature with unanimous support. Once in force, it will modernize the rules for registered real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons. Ontario will continue consulting with consumers and the real estate industry over the coming months to develop the regulations that must be put in place before the act is brought into force.

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  • Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

    "The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada are working in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the new Ontario licence plates. We take these concerns seriously and together have put a plan in place to deliver an enhanced new plate. 3M Canada is providing material to the Province and testing is being completed by law enforcement and key stakeholders. Manufacturing of the new enhanced plates is expected to begin within two weeks and they will be distributed shortly afterwards. We are pleased to have reached a resolution to this matter at no cost to Ontario taxpayers. We look forward to providing further updates in the coming days to inform Ontario drivers."

    Statement | Government and Consumer Services

  • Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

    "We have heard the concerns of Ontarians and have taken their feedback seriously, which is why our government has continued to work with the leadership of 3M Canada to determine a path forward. An enhanced licence plate is currently in development, which we expect to be available in less than 3 weeks, as per 3M Canada's assurance. For Ontarians who have already received new licence plates, an enhanced version will be provided to them via mail.

    Statement | Government and Consumer Services

  • Olivia and Liam are the Most Popular Baby Names in Ontario

    TORONTO — With nine years at the top of Ontario's baby names list, Olivia could be the baby name of the decade. From January, 2010 to December, 2018, Ontario has registered more than 8,300 baby girls named Olivia. 

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  • Ontario Government Rebuilding Consumer Confidence

    TORONTO — Ontario's government has taken action over the last few months to strengthen protection and enhance business practices for the people of Ontario — at home, online and in our communities.

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  • Ontario Amending Death Registration Regulations

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is amending the death registration process to ease the burden for families when faced with registering the death of a loved one in the absence of their remains. The regulatory amendment was announced earlier this week when Attorney General Doug Downey introduced the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act.

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  • Ontario Government Rebuilding Consumer Confidence with New Home Warranties

    TORONTO — Ontario's government has a continued plan to strengthen protections and promote trust and confidence for the people of Ontario when they are investing in one of the biggest purchases of their lifetime — a new home.

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  • Ontario Government Strengthens Trust in Real Estate Services

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced a bill proposing changes to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 that would, if passed by the legislature, modernize rules for registered real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons.

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  • Ontario Supporting Military Heroes and Their Families

    TORONTO - Ontario's government is making it easier for Canadian military heroes and their families to get the information and services they need when relocating to the province.

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  • Ontario Launches Third Data Strategy Discussion Paper on Better, Smarter Government

    Ontario's government has released its final discussion paper to support the development of the province's Data Strategy. This third paper, entitled "Better, Smarter Government", focuses on how government can manage and share data more effectively. It also explores how government can build data skills and talent among its employees, so that they can deliver better services.

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  • Ontario Launches Second Data Strategy Discussion Paper on Creating Economic Benefits

    Ontario's government has launched the second of three discussion papers for Ontario's Data Strategy, focused on creating economic benefits in the data economy. The government is inviting Ontarians to share their feedback on the paper — and on how it can help Ontarians develop data-driven business models and unlock the commercial value of data, while ensuring that Ontarians' personal information is protected.

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