Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  2. On April 10, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution, a multi-level security facility.
  3. Today, Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham–Stouffville; and His Worship Iain Lovatt, Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, announced joint funding for the construction of a multi-season trail in Whitchurch-Stouffville that will be used for skating during winter.
  4. Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East Ferris, announced joint funding to rehabilitate and expand Corbeil Park Recreation Hub.
  5. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a more than $235,000 investment for SWTCH Energy Inc. to install 61 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Ontario and Quebec to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and provide consumers with more green options to charge and drive their vehicles.
  6. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Ontario to enhance the province’s virtual health services. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding in keeping with agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  7. On Monday, April 12, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  8. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced a non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment of nearly $5 million for the City of Guelph to develop Canada’s first circular economy test platform and accelerator, the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
  9. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham–Stouffville on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Iain Lovatt, Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
  10. Today, Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding to operate a safe voluntary isolation site in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District, Ontario.
  11. While ensuring that it enforces border measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to keeping Canada safe. Today, the CBSA announced that Darryl Vanalstyne is facing 12 charges following the execution of a search warrant.
  12. Today, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton, announced joint funding for the construction of a new public transit maintenance and storage facility for the City’s bus fleet.
  13. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East Ferris.
  14. Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement for Guelph.
  15. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), William Amos, will announce investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton.
  16. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; The Honourable Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton.
  17. CBSA and RCMP collaboration results in seizure of approximately 62 kilograms of suspected cocaine at Blue Water Bridge
  18. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  19. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support recreational, cultural, and community infrastructure projects in five First Nation communities across Ontario.
  20. Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will announce support towards a safe voluntary isolation site for residents of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.
  21. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), William Amos, will announce investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton.
  22. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the alternating lane reduction on the Chaudiere Crossing scheduled to end on April 20, has ended earlier than anticipated. The bridge is now fully open to motorists and cyclists.
  23. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support over 9,800 projects at almost 3,900 schools and co-located childcare facilities across 74 school boards throughout Ontario.
  24. The governments of Canada and Ontario announced $656.5 million in funding to provide critical infrastructure upgrades to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools.
  25. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and Wanda Smith, Executive Director of the Native Horizons Treatment Centre.
  26. Members of the media are invited to a national infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; His Worship, Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver; and Akua Schatz, Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council.
  27. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced Sarnia–Lambton’s official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point—a single point of access to resources and information relating to programs that relieve duties, tariffs and taxes for businesses engaged in importing and exporting.
  28. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), will make an important virtual announcement in Sarnia.
  29. Between April 5-6, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  30. On April 6, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  31. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to keeping illegal and smuggled firearms from reaching our communities. The CBSA announced today the seizure of twenty-six firearms and prohibited devices at the Cornwall port of entry.
  32. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians and people around the world. From the outset, the Government of Canada has helped food processors invest in safety measures and maintain their capacity to keep up with demand.
  33. Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jane McKenna, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development and Member of Provincial Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington; and Her Worship Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of the City of Burlington, announced joint funding for the revitalization of the Civic Square in downtown Burlington.
  34. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $14 million in Redline Communications to produce next-generation telecommunications products that will help industries such as the mining, utilities, and oil and gas sectors make their operations safer and more productive.
  35. Today, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton, announced funding for the rehabilitation of The Rose, a performing arts theatre in Brampton.
  36. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton.
  37. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Federal Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; David Piccini Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Colleges and Universities, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South; and representatives from The Mount Community Centre.
  38. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jane McKenna, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development and Member of Provincial Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville North—Burlington; and Her Worship Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of the City of Burlington.
  39. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  40. Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, will virtually highlight support to agri-food businesses across Southwestern Ontario, to help their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  41. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario.
  42. Today, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and His Worship Steve Soloman, Mayor of the Town of Grand Valley announced joint funding for 30 community, cultural and recreation projects across central Ontario.
  43. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship, Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; and Councillor Allan Hubley, Kanata South Ward.
  44. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.
  45. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, welcomed the shipment of the first Canadian-made 3M N95 respirators manufactured in the newly expanded Brockville, Ontario, facility. This expansion was made possible through an investment of $23.335 million from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. The new facility employs 30 full-time workers. As part of this investment, 3M has also committed to maintaining a minimum of 1,130 full-time jobs across Canada.
  46. The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) provides funding to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 7, 2021, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada highlighted over $12 million in funding through the program to improve worker safety and increase capacity of Ontario meat processing.
  47. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to Canada’s food system, while demonstrating the need for more diversified food processing capacity. As a result, Canadian livestock producers and meat processors have taken on unexpected and exceptional activities to manage health and safety during the pandemic. The Government of Canada is helping meat processors invest in safety measures to protect their workers and in facility improvements that strengthen Canada’s food supply.
  48. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  49. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s Solicitor General and Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and His Worship Steve Soloman, Mayor of the Town of Grand Valley.
  50. Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.