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The Government of Canada launches online calculator to help businesses apply for the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program

OTTAWA, ON, June 30, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting Canadian businesses in the face of the ongoing pandemic. With the recently announced Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP), hard-hit businesses will be able to hire the workers they need to recover and grow as local economies reopen. The CRHP supports payroll as businesses grow, whether as a result of hiring staff, increasing shifts, or increasing overall pay.

Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, launched an online calculator to help eligible employers prepare their CRHP applications. This calculator integrates the new CRHP with the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), automatically showing applicants which subsidy will provide them with more support, based on the information they enter. 

The CRHP and the CEWS both support the payroll of eligible employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while the CEWS was meant to help eligible employers keep their employees on their payroll and help them rehire, the CRHP is designed to encourage businesses to (re)hire and grow as the economy recovers. 

The CRHP and the CEWS are both based on four-week claim periods. From June 6, 2021 to September 25, 2021 (claim periods 17 to 20), the subsidies overlap so that, as CEWS rates gradually decline, eligible employers would still be able to receive support through the CRHP if they hire more workers or increase workers' hours or wages. This will make it easier for eligible employers to hire new workers and do so at a pace that works best for them as different jurisdictions reopen their economies at different paces.

For the four overlapping claim periods, eligible employers can apply for either subsidy, based on whichever subsidy provides the higher amount of support. An eligible employer must claim the greater of the CRHP and the CEWS for a particular claim period, but not both. The CRHP web pages launched today include detailed information about eligibility requirements, how payment periods are structured, and how the CRHP is calculated.

Eligible employers will be able to apply for the CRHP as of July 7, 2021, when the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will open applications through  My Business Account and Represent a Client. The CRA will begin to issue CRHP payments to eligible employers during the week of July 12, 2021.

The CRA recognizes and appreciates the important role that stakeholders play in providing feedback on how the CRHP will operate. We look forward to continuing to work closely with businesses, non-profits, and charities as well as their representative organizations as we deliver the new CRHP to Canadians.

Quotes

"Canadian businesses have taken a substantial hit since the pandemic arrived. Our government has been working tirelessly to provide eligible employers with the support they need to ensure these are not lasting effects. Thanks to today's calculator launch by the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian businesses will be able to easily calculate and apply for either the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program or the existing Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program in order to get the highest payment to help them in their financial recovery."

-  The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue

"Canadian workers and businesses have showed incredible resilience through the pandemic. Our plan to extend business support programs and introduce the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program will help businesses support their workers through the final stretches of the pandemic and hire new workers at a pace that works for them. By giving businesses certainty about their support in the weeks and months ahead, they will have the confidence they need to create jobs and invest in growth."

-  The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Quick Facts

·         The CRHP will be available to support eligible employers for all claim periods from June 6, 2021, to November 20, 2021.

·         The CEWS is calculated based on eligible remuneration paid to eligible employees in a claim period. The CRHP is calculated based on incremental remuneration, which is the increase in the total eligible remuneration paid to active eligible employees in a claim period as compared to the total eligible remuneration paid to active eligible employees during the base period (March 14, 2021 to April 10, 2021, which is claim Period 14).

·         The CRHP will provide a subsidy equal to the incremental remuneration for a claim period multiplied by a fixed subsidy rate. The subsidy rate is 50% for claim period 17 and will gradually decrease to 20% by claim period 22.

·         Similar to the CEWS, the CRHP will have an automated validation system that will compare the claimant's amounts against a number of key validations. Eligible employers whose applications pass through this automated validations process can expect to receive their payments by direct deposit within 3-5 business days.

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SOURCE Canada Revenue Agency

For further information:

Contacts: Jeremy Bellefeuille, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of National Revenue, 613-995-2960; Media Relations, Canada Revenue Agency, 613-948-8366, cra-arc.media@cra-arc.gc.ca


June 21, 2021

Ontario BIA Association Tackles Accessibility of Ontario’s Heritage Buildings

Built-environment professionals strategize how to make Ontario’s heritage buildings more accessible

Toronto, ON—The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) has worked with the Government of Ontario to help BIAs and their business members understand and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). OBIAA is very pleased to announce its newest accessibility initiative – Accessing Our Heritage.

Accessing Our Heritagefocuses on increasing the accessibility of Ontario’s heritage buildings, spaces and main streets. A conference for built-environment professionals will be held on October 20, 2021 to discuss how to remove barriers to making heritage buildings and spaces more accessible.

“Accessing Our Heritage is key to moving forward.  Our main streets are filled with beautiful old buildings that are still active and occupied with small main street businesses. Keeping them active and vital as we begin our economic recovery needs to have a holistic approach for all of our collective futures,” stated Kay Matthews, Executive Director of the Ontario BIA Association.

The Accessing our Heritage Conference aims to inspire action and build awareness among planners, architects, engineers, heritage leaders, media, BIAs, businesses, people with disabilities and more. This will be a gathering of people who care deeply about heritage and accessibility and who, through multi-stakeholder dialogue, can develop a vision that unites their distinct roles and visions in an effort to increase the accessibility of Ontario’s heritage buildings.

I want to thank OBIAA for their leadership in helping to make the province’s heritage spaces more accessible,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Removing barriers helps ensure that all Ontarians can enjoy the richness of our history by accessing heritage buildings and main streets.”

The conference planning team consists of BIAs, municipal accessibility staff, business owners and individuals with disabilities. Those interested in getting news and updates on the conference can Sign Up here or on the OBIAA website.  Please visit https://obiaa.com/projects/accessibility for more information on OBIAA and accessibility.

About OBIAA

The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), since 2001, acts as an important resource for education, partnership and collaboration to each BIA across the province. OBIAA is the network that represents the more than 300 unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario.  OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues.

For more information, please contact:

Kay Matthews, Executive Directorm, Ontario BIA Association

Toll-free: 1-866-807-2227  Office:  905-271-7222  info@obiaa.com

Constance Exley, OBIAA Accessibility Project Manager, Accessibility Services Canada
training@accessibilitycanada.ca


News Release  March 25, 2021

Ontario's Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant 

2021 Budget invests $1.7 billion in second round of payments for eligible small businesses

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing additional support to eligible small businesses to help with the ongoing costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Confirmed eligible recipients of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will automatically receive a second payment equal to the amount of their first payment, for minimum total support of $20,000 up to a maximum of $40,000. This support to help small business owners keep the doors open and workers employed is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy

Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, reinforced the importance of this increased support at a virtual fireside chat hosted by the Canadian Club.

"One of the most significant inequities of the pandemic has been the impact on small business owners and their employees who have faced significant restrictions," said Minister Bethlenfalvy. "That's why in the Budget yesterday we announced a second payment of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant — so that eligible small businesses will automatically receive a second payment in an amount equal to their first. Businesses in communities from Sarnia to 
Sault Ste. Marie have said this support is the difference between keeping the lights on and turning them off for good."

Through these two rounds of support, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant is projected to deliver an estimated $3.4 billion to approximately 120,000 small businesses across Ontario, protecting jobs through this difficult time. Businesses can use the support in whatever way makes the most sense for them. For example, some businesses could use the support to pay employee wages, while others may need support maintaining their inventory.

Launched in January, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides direct financial support to eligible small businesses that were required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown that came into effect in December 2020. Small businesses who have been determined as eligible recipients of the grant will automatically be entitled to a second payment in an amount equal to the first payment they receive. They will not need to apply again to receive this additional funding.

"Small businesses have faced some of the most difficult impacts of COVID-19, all while continually stepping up to help their communities and bringing forward their innovative ideas and solutions throughout the pandemic," said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "We introduced the Small Business Support Grant to give businesses a helping hand, and today nearly 100,000 businesses have received over $1.414 million in support. In the 2021 Budgetwe announced a second round of payments will be made to eligible recipients to make sure our small businesses continue to be supported as we get closer to our economy reopening."

Eligible business owners who have not yet applied for the grant have until March 31, 2021, to submit an application. A detailed list of businesses eligible for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant is available on the application page. Business owners can also visit Ontario.ca/COVIDsupport for more information about this grant as well as Ontario's other supports for businesses.

"Protecting our economy starts with protecting our small businesses and the people who pour everything into making them grow," said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. "With this record investment, we're giving our small businesses the support they need to stay safe, stay solvent and see a brighter tomorrow.

Healthy people are essential for a healthy economy. With vaccines being distributed, hope is on the horizon. Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy provides the resources necessary to finish the battle with COVID-19, building on the government's record investments to protect health and jobs during the global pandemic.

QUICK FACTS

  • Eligible businesses can apply for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, as well as the Main Street Relief Grant for Personal Protective Equipment and the Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebate Grants through a single, hassle-free online application.
  • Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy brings total investments to $16.3 billion to protect people’s health and $23.3 billion to protect our economy. Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan support now totals $51 billion.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

QUOTES

"Ontario's Big City Mayors are pleased to see the provincial government committing more funds to support small businesses with the impact of COVID-19."

 — Mayor Jeff Lehman, Chair, Ontario’s Big City Mayors
 — James Rilett, Vice President, Restaurants Canada

"The Ontario Small Business Support Grant has provided much needed capital to restaurants desperately struggling to survive the pandemic. Doubling the grant will help them cover costs to reopen and bring their employees safely back to work so that our industry can continue to play a key role feeding the recovery."

CONTACTS

Emily Hogeveen  Minister’s Office  647-294-6166  Emily.Hogeveen@ontario.ca

Scott Blodgett  Communications Branch  416-728-9791  Scott.Blodgett@ontario.ca

Ministry of Finance  http://www.ontario.ca/finance



Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto

and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound

February 19, 2021

York Region to Return to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health, the Ontario government is maintaining the shutdown, the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures for an additional two weeks in the Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions, along with the North Bay-Parry Sound District. The York Public Health Region will transition out of the shutdown and into the revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

"Our government's number one priority is the safety of all individuals and families, and that's why we are taking a gradual, cautious approach to returning regions to the Framework," said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. "These are difficult but necessary decisions, in order to protect against COVID-19 variants and maintain the progress we have all made together. Until vaccines are widely available, we continue to urge all Ontarians to follow public health advice and measures, and stay home, stay safe, and save lives."

In the Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions, and the North Bay-Parry Sound District, the shutdown measures and the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until at least Monday, March 8, 2021, based on key public health indicators and following consultation with the local medical officers of health. While the Peel and Toronto regions have seen a reduction in COVID-19 transmission from the period of February 8 to 17, 2021, rates still remain too high in the regions, with case rates of 83.4 cases per 100,000 people for Peel and 67.9 cases per 100,000 people for Toronto, both well above the provincial average. During this same period of time, North Bay Parry Sound District has also seen its case rate increase by 11.5 per cent to 14.6 cases per 100,000 people. Variants of concern also remain a serious risk to community transmission and health system capacity.

Based on a general improvement in trends of key indicators, York Region Public Health will be moving back to the Framework at the Red-Control level and will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order. In addition, Lambton Public Health will be moving from the Orange-Restrict level to the Red-Control level as a result worsening public health trends in the region over the past week. These changes will come into effect on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

After returning to the Framework, public health regions are required to stay in their level for at least two weeks. The government will then assess the impact of public health and workplace safety measures to determine if the region should stay where it is or be moved to a different level. Public health regions may be moved to a higher level within the two-week window, if necessary, based on the set indicators and thresholds outlined in the Framework. In addition, Ontario has introduced an "emergency brake" to allow the Chief Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with the local medical officer of health, to immediately advise moving a region into Grey-Lockdown to interrupt transmission.

"While the health indicators have improved enough to allow us to return an additional region to the Framework, we are not yet at the point where we can safely transition back the remainder of the province," said Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. "Everyone is strongly advised to continue staying at home, avoid social gatherings, only travel between regions for essential purposes, and limit close contacts to your household or those you live with regardless of which level of the Framework you are in."

The Chief Medical Officer of Health will continue to consult with public health and other experts, review data, and provide advice to the government on the appropriate and effective measures that are needed to protect the health of Ontarians. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Find out what level and which regional public measures are in place for your area. 
  • On February 8th the government announced an extension of the shutdown in the majority of public health regions in Ontario and a gradual transition of each region to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework when it is safe to do so. 
  • In addition to the Stay-at-Home orders that apply to the North Bay-Parry Sound District, Toronto and Peel public health regions, the following orders currently in force under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) will be extended to March 8, 2021 and further if necessary: O.Reg 55/21 (Compliance Orders for Retirement Homes), O.Reg 8/21 (Enforcement of COVID-19 Measures), O.Reg. 11/21 (Stay-at-Home Order), O.Reg. 13/21 (Residential Evictions).
  • Enforcement of residential evictions will remain paused in the public health regions where the provincial Stay-at-Home order remains in effect.
  • Local medical officers of health continue to have the ability to issue Section 22 orders under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, to target specific transmission risks in the community.
  • Ontario has implemented a six-point plan to prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19 variants. 
  • To support the safe return of in-person learning, Ontario has introduced new measures to continue to protect students and staff against COVID-19 in the classroom. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Please visit Ontario.ca/covidresponse for the full list of public health region classifications.
  • To find the right supports, visit COVID-19: Support for People, which has information about the many available and free mental health services and supports. 
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been advised of exposure by your local public health unit or through the COVID Alert App. Visit Ontario.ca/covidtest to find the nearest testing location. 
  • Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine web page to view the latest provincial data and information on COVID-19 vaccines. 

CONTACTS

Alexandra Hilkene  Minister Elliott’s Office  Alexandra.Hilkene@ontario.ca

David Jensen  Communications Division  416-314-6197  media.moh@ontario.ca

Ministry of Health  http://ontario.ca/health


Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant 

February 16, 2021

Helping Small Businesses Access PPE as Province Returns to Framework

TORONTO - The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors - expanded from 2-9 employees - including those in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, can now apply for up to $1,000 in financial support. The expansion is being made as more parts of the province enter the strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework, which allows for the gradual and safe reopening of in-store shopping at non-essential retail stores.

"This funding will help even more main street businesses stay safe, keep people employed, and continue contributing to our communities," said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "By expanding the accessibility to the Main Street Relief Grant our government will provide up to 60,000 small businesses with support to help them cover the cost of PPE and protective supplies. We continue to encourage businesses to apply and learn more at ontario.ca/COVIDsupport."

This one-time grant reimburses main street businesses for up to $1,000 in PPE costs incurred since March 17, 2020. Eligible businesses for the Main Street Relief Grant now include those with 2 to 19 employees in the following sectors:

  • retail trade;
  • accommodation and food services;
  • repair and maintenance;
  • personal and laundry services;
  • gyms and yoga studios; and
  • arts, entertainment, and recreation.


"Expanding eligible sectors for the PPE grant that have been significantly affected by COVID-19 is another way we can support our small business community," said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. "These businesses often require frequent, in-person contact with coworkers and they have the least space to accommodate physical distancing. They need a steady supply of PPE to function in a sustainable way."

The grant can be used to help cover the costs of a variety of PPE, including installing plexiglass or purchasing gloves and masks. Eligible businesses can apply for this grant and other COVID-19 financial supports - like the Ontario Small Business Support Grant and property tax or energy cost rebates - through a simple online application.

"Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries were hit first, hardest, and will take the longest to recover post-pandemic," said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. "Expanding eligibility of the Main Street Relief Grant to include more business-owners within these sectors will cover added costs and help us explore all that our province has to offer when it's safe to do so."   

"We thank the Ontario government for acting on our recommendations to increase access to the PPE grant by adding sectors and increasing the employee threshold," said Julie Kwiecinski, Director of Provincial Affairs for Ontario at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. "PPE funding is especially critical now, as small businesses safely reopen to in-store customers. We look forward to continuing our work with government to further improve this important program."

Small businesses can visit ontario.ca/smallbusiness to learn about the many supports available to them. These include resources to find Ontario-made PPE through the Workplace PPE Supplier Directory, tools to build or expand their online presence through Digital Main Street, tailored local support through the Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network, and free financial advice. 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory provides businesses with information on personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers. 
  • The government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses that have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown.
  • The government launched the $50-million Ontario Together Fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce PPE and develop technology-driven solutions and services for businesses to reopen safely. 
  • Businesses and individuals looking to help in the fight against COVID-19 can submit their proposals through the Ontario Together portal.
  • The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ Ontario Made program is helping the province’s manufacturing base regain and recover revenues lost due to COVID-19 by encouraging manufacturers and producers to register and promote their products on the SupportOntarioMade.ca site and use the Ontario Made logo.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACTS

Rebecca Bozzato  Minister Fedeli’s Office  rebecca.bozzato@ontario.ca

Kwok Wong  Communications Branch  647-504-2774  Kwok.Wong@ontario.ca

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade  https://www.ontario.ca/medjct


Third Quarter Finances Demonstrate Ontario's                                                Unwavering Commitment to Protect Individuals, Families and Businesses

February 10, 2021

Government’s urgent COVID-19 response funding has been fully allocated

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released the province's 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances, which demonstrates an unwavering commitment to support individuals, families and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shows that the government is projecting to spend $25 billion more than last year, including an additional $2.6 billion since the 2020 Budget. These investments are being used to deliver the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, to provide more hospital supplies and PPE, and to better protect long-term care homes and child care settings.

"Our priority remains protecting lives and livelihoods and defeating this virus," said Minister Bethlenfalvy. "That's why we are spending $25 billion more this year than we did last year. It's why our government outlined our $45 billion action plan in response to COVID-19 in the fall Budget. And it's why, since then, we have been focused on beating this second wave. Today's report - which outlines record levels of government spending - demonstrates that."

Since the 2020 BudgetOntario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, significant additional investments have been made as part of the Ontario government's urgent COVID-19 response, including: 

  • $1.4 billion to launch the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown, with grants starting at $10,000 and up to $20,000. 
  • $869 million in additional investments for the hospital sector for supplies and equipment to address the surge in COVID-19 cases, including testing, swabs, saliva tubes and test kits, bringing the total increase in funding to hospitals since 2019-20 to $3.4 billion.
  • $609 million to support the procurement of additional personal protective equipment (PPE), critical supplies, equipment and continued support for essential supply chain operations.
  • $398 million in additional support to respond to the impact of COVID-19 in the long-term care sector, which includes continued prevention and containment measures and more funding to support implementation of testing guidelines.
  • $235 million in additional supports to protect children and staff in child care and early years settings.

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented uncertainty for governments in Canada and around the world. To ensure Ontario could respond quickly to changing circumstances, the government's budget plan built in historic levels of flexible, time-limited funding and extraordinary contingencies of $13.3 billion in 2020-21. The 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances shows that these funds were fully allocated in the third quarter, and other governments have since followed this approach.  

Additionally, the government is now using the fiscal reserve to top up the standard contingency fund, making an additional $2.1 billion available for spending before the end of the year. This added contingency will ensure the government can continue to respond with flexibility during the second wave, as well as to the emergence of new, concerning variants of COVID-19.

"Today's update shows we have allocated all of the time-limited and extraordinary contingencies for this fiscal year so that we could remain responsive as the pandemic continued to unfold," said Minister Bethlenfalvy. "While some have criticized us for setting aside funds, thank goodness we had the resources available to respond to the second wave. We will continue to be ready for anything. Today I am making an additional $2.1 billion in funding available for our COVID-19 response this year."

The 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances project a deficit of $38.5 billion in 2020-21, unchanged from the deficit outlook projected in the 2020 Budget and the 2020-21 First Quarter Finances.

Despite extraordinary uncertainty over the past year, each quarter the government has delivered on its commitment to transparency and accountability in Ontario's finances by releasing a fiscal update. The 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances is the first fiscal report since the 2020 BudgetOntario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover

The government will provide its next update on Ontario's finances and the government's plan to continue the fight against COVID-19 in the 2021 Budget, to be delivered no later than March 31, 2021.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2019, requires Ontario’s fiscal plan to incorporate prudence in the form of a reserve to protect the fiscal outlook against unforeseen, adverse changes in the Province’s outlook, including those resulting from changes in Ontario’s economic performance.
  • Program expenses are projected to be $2.6 billion higher than the 2020 Budget, largely due to investments in hospitals, long-term care homes, and business support. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACTS

Emily Hogeveen Minister’s Office  647 294-6166  Emily.Hogeveen@ontario.ca

Scott Blodgett  Communications Branch  416-728-9791 Scott.Blodgett@ontario.ca   Ministry of Finance  http://www.ontario.ca/finance


Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates
to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms

February 10, 2021

Lower rates will help offset costs as Ontarians continue to stay at home

TORONTO - The Ontario government is once again extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home while the province maintains the Stay-at-Home Order in the majority of public health regions. The government will continue to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour until February 22, 2021. This lower rate is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for Time-Of-Use and tiered customers.

"We know staying at home means using more electricity during the day when electricity prices are higher, that's why we are once again extending the off-peak electricity rate to provide households, small businesses and farms with stable and predictable electricity bills when they need it most," said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Minister of Indigenous Affairs. "We thank Ontarians for continuing to follow regional Stay-at-Home orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19."

The off-peak rate came into effect January 1, 2021, providing families, farms and small businesses with immediate electricity rate relief. The off-peak rate will now be extended until the end of day February 22, 2021, for a total of 53 days of emergency rate relief. During this period, the off-peak price will continue to be automatically applied to electricity bills of all residential, small business, and farm customers who pay regulated rates set by the Ontario Energy Board and get a bill from a utility.

"We extend our thanks to the Ontario Energy Board and local distribution companies across the province for implementing this extended emergency rate relief and supporting Ontarians as they continue to work and learn from home," said Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy.

QUICK FACTS

  • Families, small businesses and charitable organizations with overdue electricity and natural gas bills can apply for support through the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). A residential customer can receive up to $750 to help cover their overdue electricity bill and natural gas bill, while small businesses and charities can receive up to $1500 for each bill. Customers can contact their utility to apply.
  • Businesses can apply for Energy and Property Tax Rebates through the COVID-19 Business Support Grants, if required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial health measures.
  • Applications are open for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.

CONTACTS

Alex Puddifant  Minister’s Office  647-201-8821  Alex.Puddifant@ontario.ca

Natasha Demetriades  Communications Branch  416-327-3855  

Natasha.Demetriades@ontario.ca  Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines  http://www.ontario.ca/endm


Ontario Continues to Support

Business Owners, Job Creators and Workers during COVID-19

February 5, 2021

Financial Assistance Critical to Help Combat Economic Impacts of COVID-19

TORONTO - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today's monthly employment release by Statistics Canada:

"Employment in Ontario decreased by 153,500 in January. In the last eight months Ontario's employment has increased by 739,800. This month's employment numbers underscore the significant economic impacts of COVID-19. These numbers serve as a stark reminder that behind every economic statistic is a family, a worker or a business owner and the work that lies ahead of us to reach a full economic recovery.

The government imposed a provincial Stay-at-Home order in January to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help keep people safe. However, there is no denying that the impacts are being felt throughout the economy. We know that many Ontarians continue to struggle during this challenging time and that is why we are providing unprecedented support to workers, businesses and families as we plan for our economic recovery. 

We recently launched the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which provides a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown. Each eligible small business can use this funding in whatever way makes the most sense for their individual business.

Eligible small businesses dealing with unexpected costs of personal protective equipment can also apply for one-time grants of up to $1,000 through Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant. Our government is also providing $600 million for property tax and energy cost rebates to support businesses required to close or significantly reduce services because of public health restrictions.

We are all in this together. The people of this province continue to step up and make the necessary sacrifices to help slow the spread of COVID-19. By working together, we will defeat this terrible pandemic, restart the job creation engine of Canada, and lay the foundation for a brighter future."

CONTACTS

Rebecca Bozzato   Minister Fedeli’s Office  rebecca.bozzato@ontario.ca

Kwok Wong  Communications Branch  647-504-2774  kwok.wong@ontario.ca

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade  https://www.ontario.ca/medjct


Hydro One launches Small Business Pandemic Relief Program to connect                          struggling businesses with up to $3,000 in financial assistance and government relief

Since the pandemic began, outstanding balances of business customers have increased by 51 per cent  TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Hydro One announced a Small Business Pandemic Relief Program to provide financial assistance and flexibility to its small business customers when they need it most. Since the pandemic began, the company has seen the outstanding balances of business customers increase by 51 per cent. Combined with the Government of Ontario's COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) for Small Business, Hydro One's new relief program will help connect customers with up to $3,000 in financial assistance.

"Small businesses are the heart of a community and they are facing serious challenges during this unprecedented time," said Mark Poweska, President and CEO, Hydro One. "As a customer-driven organization, we believe we have an important responsibility to support local economies and help small businesses with financial relief and flexibility. Our Customer Care Team is ready to quickly connect customers with up to $3,000 of financial assistance, government relief and flexible payment plans to allow business owners to focus on what matters – staying safe and making it through this challenging time."

"Our government stands by small businesses and continues to deliver urgent electricity relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions," said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. "Hydro One's new program is welcomed relief for small businesses as they continue working overtime to support local economies and strengthen communities."

"As drivers of economic growth across Ontario, small businesses need our help now more than ever," said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. "Through Hydro One's new Small Business Pandemic Relief Program, small businesses across the province will get access to supports they need and deserve. Thank you to the entire Hydro One team for showing leadership during this challenging time."

According to Statistics Canada, small businesses represent 98 per cent of all employer businesses in Canada and were more likely to experience a decrease in revenue in the current economic environment. Hydro One's new relief program will support local economies at a time when it is needed most. If you are a small business owner and need assistance, please call 1-888-664-9376. Hydro One's Customer Contact Centre is open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

In addition to Hydro One's Small Business Pandemic Relief Program, residential customers behind on their payments can contact Hydro One to access its Pandemic Relief Program, which has been providing residential customers with financial support and payment flexibility since March.

Hydro One Limited (TSX: H)

Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.4 million valued customers, approximately $27.1 billion in assets as at December 31, 2019, and annual revenues in 2019 of approximately $6.5 billion. Our team of approximately 8,800 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system, which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2019, Hydro One invested approximately $1.7 billion in its transmission and distribution networks and supported the economy through buying approximately $1.5 billion of goods and services. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the TSX and certain of Hydro One Inc.'s medium term notes are listed on the NYSE. Additional information can be accessed at www.HydroOne.comwww.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further information: Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com. Follow us on facebook.com/HydroOneOfficialtwitter.com/HydroOne and instagram.com/HydroOneOfficial

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Government of Canada invests in
key sectors to help boost economic recovery and create jobs


GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 22, 2021 /CNW/ - As the Government of Canada continues to address the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, it is also working toward a strong economic recovery that will create new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses alike. The Government is working to address current and future skills shortages by making targeted investments in sectors that will be key to Canada's plan to build back better.

Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced that the Government is investing $72 million over three years as part of the Sectoral Initiatives Program's existing funding. Distributed through a call for proposals, which will remain open for six weeks, this investment will fund sector-specific projects to help Canadian workers gain skills and access resources. It will also help businesses and networks scale up strategies to drive job growth and create standards for education and certification purposes.

With the support of industry and labour partners, the Government will build on its work to help key sectors address their current and future workforce needs through at least one of three approaches.

The first approach focuses on ensuring Canadians have access to job tools and resources so that they can make informed decisions about their career path. Projects that receive funding under this approach will have the goal of helping employers, Canadians looking for work, students and educators make informed decisions about hiring, skills training and career choices.

The second approach is the development of projects that offer training to workers looking to upgrade their skills or start a new career.

The third approach focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses meet their hiring needs through the development of new strategies, or the scaling-up of proven workforce development strategies.

This announcement builds on the Government's commitment to creating one million jobs and making the largest investment in training for workers in Canadian history. An inclusive approach to Canada's recovery from the pandemic that takes into account the various challenges workers have faced during this crisis, will enable Canadians to find and keep good jobs and support our economy for years to come.

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"Canadian workers and employers are facing new and evolving challenges, brought on and exacerbated by the pandemic. With some sectors experiencing the impacts more than others, we are taking additional steps to help Canadians get back on their feet. We have an opportunity not just to support Canadians and businesses, but also to grow their potential. With a comprehensive and bold approach to job creation, we will build back better."

Quick Facts

  • The call for proposals will remain open for six weeks, with a closing date of March 4, 2021
  • Eligible recipients include: 
  • not-for-profit organizations 
  • for-profit organizations 
  • Indigenous organizations 
  • provincial, territorial and municipal governments, institutions, agencies or Crown corporations
  • Eligible organizations may submit more than one application to the call for proposals. 
  • Additional consideration will be given to projects that help reduce barriers to entry into the labour market for persons with disabilities, women, youth, Indigenous people, newcomers or visible minorities.

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Sectoral Initiatives Program

The Sectoral Initiatives Program is a grants and contributions program with a mandate to help key sectors of the Canadian economy identify, forecast and address their human resources and skills issues. The Program provides funding to stakeholders to develop and distribute sector-specific labour market intelligence, national occupational standards, skills certification and accreditation systems, and innovative workforce development approaches while also promoting the participation of under-represented groups.

The Program funds multi-year stakeholder-based projects in key economic sectors to advance the Canadian labour market.

Taking into account the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Sectoral Initiatives Program call for proposals is considering a wider variety of projects compared to past years.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • researching labour market information to provide insights to help economic recovery; 
  • developing and implementing stakeholder and employer networks; 
  • creating skills matching, job search and recruitment tools to support the transition of displaced workers to in-demand occupations within or across sectors; 
  • scaling up proven or promising workforce development strategies to assist employers with recruitment, skills development, diversity inclusion, retention and productivity; 
  • researching and forecasting labour market trends and emerging requirements by sector; 
  • developing or updating national occupational standards for education or certification purposes; and, 
  • developing or updating certification or accreditation regimes that are industry validated.

Each sector is experiencing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. By making investments in sector-specific projects, through the Sectoral Initiatives Program, the Government is helping key sectors to address challenges that are unique to their businesses and workers, helping them through the recovery stage.

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

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News Release  January 22, 2021                                                                    

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Small Businesses Apply for

Ontario's Small Business Support Grant in Growing Numbers

All eligible businesses encouraged to apply for relief during the provincial shutdown 

TORONTO — The Ontario government has received more than 42,000 applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. Businesses that have been approved can expect to receive payment within about 10 business days. During the Provincewide Shutdown all eligible small businesses facing challenges are being encouraged to apply for this financial support and receive at least $10,000 and up to $20,000. 

An update on the new grant was provided today by Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services.

"There's no question that eligible small businesses need urgent relief to help them navigate this challenging period," said Minister Bethlenfalvy. "If you own an eligible small business in Ontario, I urge you to visit Ontario.ca/COVIDsupport  to join tens of thousands of others to access the support that is available to help navigate COVID-19." 

Small businesses required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown are able to apply for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant and use this funding in whatever way makes the most sense for their individual business needs. For example, some businesses could need support paying employee wages, while others could need support with their rent. 

The program will financially support a variety of businesses, including restaurants, retail and personal care services. It will help them pay their bills and meet their financial obligations so they can continue to employ people and support their local communities once it is safe to do so. 

Eligible small businesses include those that:

  • Were required to close or significantly restrict services due to the Provincewide Shutdown imposed across the province effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26
  • Have fewer than 100 employees at the enterprise level
  • Have experienced a minimum of 20 per cent revenue decline in April 2020 compared to April 2019. New businesses established since April 2019 will also be eligible if they meet the other eligibility criteria.

"As they have in the past, small businesses will continue to play an important role in Ontario's economic future," said Minister Fedeli. "The Small Business Support Grant offers a critical injection of funds that can help power them through today, so they can be ready for a brighter tomorrow."

"Whether your small business employs a couple of close family members or dozens of people from all over the community, it matters to our government and to our province," said Associate Minister Sarkaria. "That's why we want you to go to ontario.ca/COVIDsupport to apply for grants that can help bridge the gap to better days ahead. It's easy, it's fast, and it's one of many ways our government is supporting small businesses - every step along the way."

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant is one of a number of supports available to businesses during the pandemic, such as $600 million available in rebates to help offset fixed costs such as property taxes and energy bills, and grants to help cover the cost of personal protective equipment. Eligible business owners can apply for all of these supports through a single, hassle-free application.

"Our team at Government and Consumer Services is ready to assist with any questions applicants may have," said Minister Thompson. "The overwhelming number of applications demonstrates that our government's support of small businesses has been well received in every community across Ontario."

More information about the Ontario Small Business Support Grant and other rebates is available on Ontario.ca/COVIDsupport.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Ontario Small Business Support Grant is a one-time grant. To apply, businesses must demonstrate they experienced a revenue decline of at least 20 per cent when comparing monthly revenue in April 2019 and April 2020. This time period was selected because it reflects the impact of the public health measures in spring 2020, and as such provides a representation of the possible impact of these latest measures on small businesses. 
  • New businesses established since April 2019 will also be eligible if they meet the other eligibility criteria. They will be able to select alternative months for comparing revenue decline through the application portal. In addition, winter seasonal businesses, such as ski hills, will be permitted to compare revenue from December 2019 or January 2020 to December 2020.
  • The 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, outlined more than $13.5 billion in support for people and jobs. The government is also investing $4.8 billion to address critical areas to support a strong long-term recovery that helps workers, employers and communities get back on their feet, while building the foundation for recovery and growth.


News Release  January 15, 2021

Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant

Province Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown

TORONTO — The Ontario government has opened  applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown. The tightened restrictions were put in place to help stop the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

"As Ontario's employers do their part to defeat COVID-19, they are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of this global pandemic," said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board. "I encourage every eligible small business owner in Ontario to visit Ontario.ca/COVIDSupport to access the support our government has made available. While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, we can all look confidently to the future as we resolve to do our parts and put COVID-19 behind us." 

Small businesses required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown will be able to apply for a one-time grant and use this funding in whatever way makes the most sense for their individual business needs. For example, some businesses could need support paying employee wages, while others could need support with their rent.

Eligible small businesses include those that:

  • Were required to close or significantly restrict services due to the Provincewide Shutdown being imposed across the province effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26.
  • Have fewer than 100 employees at the enterprise level.
  • Have experienced a minimum of 20 per cent revenue decline in April 2020 compared to April 2019. New businesses established since April 2019 will also be eligible if they meet the other eligibility criteria.

"Small businesses are the heart of Ontario's economy," said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will help thousands of small businesses get through this difficult time, while strengthening our province's economic recovery."

"As the son of two small business owners, I understand what small businesses mean to the families, employees, and local communities they support," said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. "Our hardworking businesses can be encouraged that the government's new Ontario Small Business Support Grant offers yet another helping hand that will give them the boost they need to meet the challenges of today and prepare for a brighter tomorrow."

Businesses impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown are also eligible for additional supports, including the government's program to provide rebates to offset fixed costs such as property tax and energy bills. These rebates will continue to be available for businesses impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown and earlier restrictions.

More information about the Ontario Small Business Support Grant and other rebates is available on Ontario.ca/COVIDsupport.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The businesses must demonstrate they experienced a revenue decline of at least 20 per cent when comparing monthly revenue in April 2019 and April 2020. This time period was selected because it reflects the impact of the public health measures in spring 2020, and as such provides a representation of the possible impact of these latest measures on small businesses. 
  • New businesses established since April 2019 will also be eligible if they meet the other eligibility criteria. They will be able to select alternative months for comparing revenue decline through the application portal. In addition, winter seasonal businesses, such as ski hills, will be permitted to compare revenue from December 2019 or January 2020 to December 2020.
  • The 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover outlined more than $13.5 billion in support for people and jobs. The government is also investing $4.8 billion to address critical areas to support a strong long-term recovery that helps workers, employers and communities get back on their feet, while building the foundation for recovery and growth.

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CONTACTS

For public inquiries call   1-855-216-3090 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
Emily Hogeveen  Minister Bethlenfalvy’s Office  647-294-6166  Emily.Hogeveen@ontario.ca
Scott Blodgett  Communications Branch  416-728-9791  Scott.Blodgett@ontario.ca
Ministry of Finance  http://www.ontario.ca/finance



News Release  January 15, 2021

Ontario Launches 2021 Budget Consultations 

Government looking for ideas to position the province for a strong economic recovery after COVID-19

TORONTO — The Ontario government is asking the people of Ontario for their ideas on how to continue to support families, workers and business during COVID-19, while positioning the province for a strong economic recovery with the launch of the 2021 Budget consultation.  

Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy, is encouraging people from all walks of life to share their insights and opinions, online, by email or mail, or through a series of virtual consultations across the province.

"All of us look forward to the day when COVID-19 is behind us and we no longer fear for our health and economic wellbeing as a result of this virus," said Bethlenfalvy. "We continue to face many challenges, but as I speak to people from every corner of the province, one thing remains clear - the people of Ontario are resilient and their determination gives me hope. We are united by the Ontario spirit and our collective resolve to emerge from COVID-19 is as strong as ever. As we prepare the 2021 Budget, we are counting on the people of Ontario to come forward with their best ideas."

The first virtual consultation was held today with members of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The discussion focused on the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 and the need for a strong recovery fuelled by economic growth.

"As the indispensable partner of business, we are kicking off the Ontario government's 2021 pre-budget consultations today with critical input from the business community," said Rocco Rossi, the President and CEO of Ontario Chamber of Commerce. "There has never been a more important time for collaboration between industry and government on solutions to rebuild the economy. We hope the 2021 budget will provide the critical and timely supports businesses need while charting a path towards safely reopening and economic recovery."

Throughout the global pandemic, the government's actions have been informed by unprecedented engagement with families, workers, businesses across the province. Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 outlined an initial $17 billion response to the first wave of the global pandemic. The fall 2020 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, outlined a $45 billion plan to protect and support people during the COVID-19 pandemic, while laying the groundwork for a strong economic recovery.

The government's 2021 Budget will be informed by the priorities of the people of Ontario because people's priorities are the government's priorities. The 2021 Budget will be delivered by March 31, 2021.

Visit Ontario.ca/budgetconsultation to learn how to submit your ideas by email, mail or by filling out a survey. The 2021 Budget Consultations will close on February 12, 2021. 

QUICK FACTS

  • People can participate in this year’s budget consultations by:
    • Sharing ideas online by participating in the online survey
    • Emailing submissions to submissions@ontario.ca
    • Mailing submissions to the Minister of Finance
    • Attending a virtual consultation session
  • The government’s plans are driven by input from people and organizations. In April 2020, the government formed the Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee (OJRC) to stimulate economic growth and job creation after the COVID-19 pandemic. The OJRC conducted over 100 consultations with more than 750 people and received almost 4,500 online submissions. Through the fall 2020 Budget consultations, the government received 522 submissions and over 1,150 survey responses. More than 400 people attended 13 consultations (two in-person sessions and 11 virtual sessions). 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACTS

Emily Hogeveen  Minister’s Office  647-294-6166  emily.hogeveen@ontario.ca

Scott Blodgett  Communications Branch  416-728-9791  scott.blodgett@ontario.ca

Ministry of Finance  http://www.ontario.ca/finance


News Release  January 4, 2021

Ontario Supporting Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19

Government providing entrepreneurs with a new “How to” guide

TORONTO — The Ontario government is supporting home-based food businesses by providing a guide on how to start a home-based food business, which includes an overview of public health requirements that need to be followed as a food operator. To further support these entrepreneurs, the government has also made regulatory changes to allow more flexibility to sell low-risk, home-prepared foods. These supports are part of the government's continued efforts to help small, independent businesses succeed and contribute to Ontario communities during COVID-19.

"For many local entrepreneurs, they start with a love of food and a cherished family recipe, whether it's grandma's apple pie or that new take on homegrown pickles, jams and preserves, and try and turn their passion into a successful business," said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. "Our government applauds them for their vision and effort and we are doing everything we can to help them seize new opportunities without compromising Ontario's high standards for food safety."

Low-risk foods are considered non-hazardous and do not require refrigeration. They include items such as baked goods, pickles, jams and preserves, chocolates, hard candies and brittles, fudge and toffees, granola, trail mix, nuts and seeds, and coffee beans and tea leaves. 

"Starting a home-based food business is an excellent opportunity for people across Ontario to share their culinary creativity, build a business for themselves and be part of the province's agri-food sector," said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "Our government is committed to encouraging this growing part of the economy and to support all the good things that are grown and produced right here in Ontario."

QUICK FACTS

CONTACTS

Ian Allen  Minister Sarkaria’s Office  ian.allen@ontario.ca

Kwok Wong  Communications Branch  647-504-2774  kwok.wong@ontario.ca

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade  https://www.ontario.ca/medjct


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