Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced $1.7 million for 14 projects under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. This funding will:
  2. Below are the 14 projects in receipt of grant funding under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. These projects aim to study, test, and pilot zero and near zero fuel propulsion systems for shipping vessels.
  3. The City of Brantford officially re-opened the newly upgraded section of the Lorne Bridge Trail, which is a part of the SC Johnson Trail in Brantford.
  4. St. Catharines (Ontario) — The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, will make an announcement about Green Shipping Corridors.
  5. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, will be in Thunder Bay to highlight the Canada Carbon Rebate payments for individuals and families that will be sent on Monday, July 15, as well as how the Canada Carbon Rebate will benefit small businesses.
  6. Canadians deserve better access to health care services and affordable medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay.
  7. Please be advised that the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will tour a local community health centre and outline the Government of Canada’s actions on healthcare.
  8. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $23.55 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) in horticultural research, innovation and commercialization activities, and research infrastructure, all to benefit Ontario farmers and consumers.
  9. The Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of London will invest 24.5 million five active transportation-related projects that will support a more sustainable and connected community.
  10. The federal government is investing $9,800,000 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support five active transportation projects across London, Ontario. The Government of Ontario is contributing $8,165,850 and the City of London is investing $6,534,150.
  11. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with MP Irek Kusmierczyk, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario Minister of Transportation, MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh Andrew Dowie, and MPP for Essex Anthony Leardi.
  12. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for London North Centre; Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West; Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation; and Josh Morgan, Mayor of the City of London.
  13. The Halton and Hamilton regions are home to one of Canada's fastest growing, diverse and vibrant economies. To remain at the forefront of innovation, it is important that businesses and organizations are able to access the support needed to continue to bring new critical solutions to market, especially in the growing artificial intelligence (AI) and zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sectors.
  14. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity and Member of Parliament for Milton, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of nearly $1.3 million through the Tourism Growth Program for six organizations in Halton, Hamilton and surrounding areas to support tourism projects.
  15. On July 1, 2024, John Mcrae, an inmate from Bath Institution, died while in our custody.
  16. Six organizations supporting tourism in the region expand experiences to attract more visitors with federal support
  17. Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to provide an update on the LaSalle Causeway closure.
  18. Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity and Member of Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement supporting tourism growth in Halton, Hamilton and surrounding areas.
  19. On June 20, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Warkworth Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  20. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, will be in Kanata to make an announcement about the Canadian Dental Care Plan.
  21. The Town of Espanola will purchase a specialized transit van to help seniors get around the LaCloche Foothills region.
  22. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users of a full closure of the Des Joachims Bridge for repair work.
  23. The City of Pembroke is purchasing an eight-passenger accessible van to give the community members another safe and accessible transit option. The new van will also facilitate safer door-to-door winter pickup and have expanded hours for service on Sundays.
  24. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $330,000 through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to enhance the Superior Plant Upgrading and Distribution (SPUD) Unit in New Liskeard. The SPUD Unit supports farmers and the wider agriculture and food industry by offering testing for plant diseases and providing a stock of healthy plants to commercial growers across the province.
  25. The Cedarwood Sanitary Pump Station is receiving upgrades with an investment of $3.6 million through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) as announced by MP Irek Kusmierczyk.
  26. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Douglas Gervais, Mayor of the Town of Espanola.
  27. Built in 1989, the Norfolk County Public Library, Waterford Branch is getting some green revisions after an investment of over $300,000 from the federal government’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program. This project will significantly contribute to reduced operating costs and environmental impact.
  28. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with MP Irek Kusmierczyk and Town of Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara.
  29. On June 24, 2024, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Amarjot Sandhu, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, announced combined funding to bring high-speed Internet access to communities in Ontario.
  30. Combined federal and provincial investment of over $97 million will connect more than 18,600 homes to high-speed Internet
  31. Government of Canada supports growth of tech and AI sector in Ottawa
  32. Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of startup companies in southern Ontario.
  33. Today, Chief Merle Loon of Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation and I celebrated community accomplishments and discussed key priorities at a gathering hosted on National Indigenous Peoples Day.
  34. The federal government is partnering with Langs Bus Lines to replace nearly half their diesel school buses with 200 electric ones. The announcement was made by Parliamentary Secretary Peter Fragiskatos; MP Arielle Kayabaga; Brian Reilly, Senior Director of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB); and Kevin Langs, Vice-President of Langs Bus Lines.
  35. The Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, along with Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean and Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the tech and AI sector in Ottawa.
  36. Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the life sciences sector in Ottawa.
  37. Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to provide an update on the LaSalle Causeway closure, following the public notices issued on May 29 and June 4 and 5.
  38. 12 festivals and events enhance offerings and attract more visitors to the region
  39. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement for festivals and events in southern Ontario.
  40. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for London North Centre; Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West; Brian Reilly, Senior Director at the Canada Infrastructure Bank; and Kevin Langs, Vice-President of Langs Bus Lines Ltd.
  41. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of a full closure of the Des Joachims Bridge for repair work.
  42. Officials from Public Services and Procurement Canada will be providing an update to community stakeholders and members of the media on the demolition and removal of the Bascule Bridge as well as the next steps.
  43. I am really happy to announce that the federal government is investing $6.97 million in the Peel Region through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  44. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to inform users that the Gatineau-bound sidewalk on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge will be closed to accommodate maintenance work.
  45. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced the Commission’s decision to amend Ontario Power Generation’s power reactor operating licence for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station to authorize the production of the cobalt-60 radioisotope.
  46. The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, will be more environmentally friendly and accessible after an investment of over $977,000 from the federal government.
  47. As referenced in the public notice of May 29, PSPC urgently conducted a limited tendering process for the demolition and removal of the Bascule Bridge. We have awarded a contract valued at $1.7 million to Priestly Demolition Inc. of King, Ontario, for the demolition and removal of the Bascule Bridge structure. PSPC anticipates that work will begin this week, and the channel for marine navigation is expected to reopen within the month. We will provide more details shortly with respect to specific timelines for marine access once known.
  48. On May 30, 2024, an inmate was the victim of an assault at Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  49. Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to provide an update on the LaSalle Causeway closure, following the public notices issued on April 2, 4, 12 and 22, and on May 3, 10, 15, and 29.
  50. On June 2, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.