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Town-Talk - Local Ontario Government Announcement

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:24 AM

Town Talk

Ontario's Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources & Forestry Minister, Greg Rickford, discusses a few local announcements made on April 11, 2022.

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Ontario Making it Easier to Buy a Home

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 09:57 AM

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Province receives royal assent for legislation to build more homes and protect homebuyers

Ontario has received royal assent for legislation to support the government’s More Homes for Everyone plan, which delivers both near-term solutions and long-term commitments to build more homes faster to put home ownership within reach for all Ontario families.

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Tax Relief at the Pumps Act, 2022 Receives Royal Assent

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 09:55 AM

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Government cutting gas tax by 5.7 cents on July 1, 2022

QUEEN’S PARK — Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement:

“It’s official. With the Tax Relief at the Pumps Act, 2022 receiving Royal Assent today, gas and fuel taxes in Ontario will be cut starting July 1.

Our government recognizes that supply chain challenges and geopolitical conflicts are pushing up the price of everything, from gas to groceries.

That is why our government has a plan to help keep costs down...

Ontario and First Nations Celebrate Historic Milestone for the Ring of Fire

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 09:45 AM

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First Nations announcing the next step to build the Corridor to Prosperity

Premier Doug Ford and Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, joined Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Cornelius Wabasse of Webequie First Nation to celebrate a historic milestone to unlocking jobs and economic opportunities in the Ring of Fire region.

Today, Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations announced they will be submitting a Terms of...

Ontario Passes Landmark Legislation to Keep Ontario Open

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 08:38 AM

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Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 supports Ontario’s Plan to Stay Open by building a stronger, more resilient health system

The Ontario government passed the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, a critical component of the province’s Plan to Stay Open. Among other measures, the legislation bolsters Ontario’s health workforce by recognizing foreign-credentialed workers and giving publicly-funded personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers (DSWs) a...