TORONTO -The Government of Ontario is making it easier for people to conduct business and practice physical distancing in the new COVID-19 environment. The province is permitting Ontario corporations to conduct virtual meetings and to defer certain annual meetings in specified circumstances and is allowing the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to accept copies of documents, electronic signatures on documents, and electronic filing of documents. These changes are part of COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO — Ontario's government is taking action to strengthen the transparency of Tarion Warranty Corporation. This milestone is part of Ontario's plan, announced earlier this year, to transform Ontario's new home warranty program and strengthen consumer protection for new home buyers and owners.