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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Provincial Government has released its 2021-22 Third Quarter Finances, which provide an update on Ontario’s economic and fiscal outlook. Ontario is now projecting a deficit of $13.1 billion in 2021-22, an improvement of $8.4 billion from the deficit forecast in the Fall…
The Provincial Government has announced that Julie Sawchuk has accepted an invitation to be the chair of the Standards Development Committee that will lead the Province’s review of the Design of Public Spaces accessibility standards for outdoor spaces. The committee will review…
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released their vision for Canada’s recovery with recommendations for the 44th Parliament. The document, Partners for Canada’s Recovery, offers non-partisan local solutions to tackle some of Canada’s biggest challenges…
As first announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Province is providing an additional $1 billion over the next five years for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) as part of their plan to support economic recovery, growth and job creation…
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