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Today Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2022 Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build. The Budget has five pillars: Rebuilding Ontario’s Economy – creating jobs and building prosperity with investments across Ontario from the Ring of Fire to relocating WSIB to London;…
There are two new mandatory policies that must be developed as the result of two pieces of legislation. A summary is available below and is applicable in certain situations.  Right to Disconnect On December 2 2021, Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 received Royal Assent…
On Thursday, April 7, 2022 Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. The budget had 3 main pillars: Investments in people including housing, immigration, reconciliation,…
As a reminder with the Provincial Government announcement of its plan to gradually ease public health and workplace safety measures, remaining directives and orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Reopening Ontario Act relevant to municipalities…
The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent a recent memo with important updates for Ontario Marriage License Issuers to be aware of. Extended Validity Periods Amendments made to the Marriage Act extend licences issued between: the first day, three months prior to the declared…
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has informed us that the updated guidance materials and forms for the 2022 municipal and school board elections are now online! The Ministry has launched a Municipal Elections Webpage with high-level information on the 2022 municipal…
The Province is seeking input from the public as it launches a review of its Anti-Racism Strategic Plan. Consultations will help inform programs supporting public education and awareness, community collaboration, and anti-racism initiatives like the Anti-Black Racism Strategy…
On Monday, March 7th, 2022 Minister of Infrastructure Kinga Surma introduced Bill 93, Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022. If passed, the bill would amend the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 and the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 with the…
Under the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA); Highway Traffic Act Consultation Timeline: March 2, 2022 – April 1, 2022 Ministry: Ministry of Transportation View further details and comments  The Ministry of Transportation is proposing regulations under the…
The Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction has introduced the Spring 2022 Red Tape Reduction Package, the Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, 2022. If passed, this Act will make changes to several pieces of legislation including the Liquor Licence and Control…
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