Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will highlight new program to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies and participate
  2. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $22.2 million to protect the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario.
  3. The Government of Canada is investing more than $17.7 million towards these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $4.4 million to the projects.
  4. 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.
  5. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston.
  6. Today, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and Member of Provincial Parliament for Elgin—Middlesex—London, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Ed Ketchabaw, Mayor of the Municipality of Bayham announced joint funding for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Straffordville Community Centre.
  7. 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.
  8. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Hamilton. Minister Tassi will be joined by Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek.
  9. Canadians everywhere 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.
  10. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), along with Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $625,000 to support the scale-up of Muskoka Cabinet Company Inc., an innovative manufacturer of residential cabinetry.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Toronto with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt; Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Rouge Park; Aris Babikan, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Christina Maria Mitas, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough Centre; John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Nick Mantas, City of Toronto Councillor for Scarborough–Agincourt; Medhat Mahdy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; Daniele Zanotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Greater Toronto; and Elizabeth Buller, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Scarborough Health Network.
  12. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 30 municipalities throughout the Greater Toronto, Hamilton Area (GTHA).
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be closures of the sidewalks and deviation of the lanes (Gatineau- and Ottawa-bound lanes) and cyclist paths on the Bronson Channel Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing.
  14. Today, Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Todd Smith, Ontario’s Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Member of Provincial Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mitch Panciuk, Mayor of the city of Belleville and David Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Central East Ontario, announced joint funding for the construction of a multi-purpose sports and recreation facility in Belleville, Ontario.
  15. On May 30, 2021 at approximately 11:00 pm, due to the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  16. 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 Barrie.
  17. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Todd Smith, Ontario’s Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Member of Provincial Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; David Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Central East Ontario.
  18. Joint federal, provincial, and community funding will support four community recreation infrastructure projects in the County of Frontenac. The Government of Canada is investing over $1 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $842,000 towards these projects, and recipients in the County of Frontenac are contributing more than $674,000.
  19. Due to overnight closures of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is recommending commercial drivers and travellers entering or exiting Canada use either the Thousand Islands Bridge or the Seaway International Bridge.
  20. Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today the completion of the Port Dalhousie Piers rehabilitation project.
  21. The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario and His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto will announce support for the growth of underrepresented talent in the tech and innovation sectors.
  22. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable John Yakabuski, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Ron Vandewal, Warden, Frontenac County; and His Worship Denis Doyle, Mayor of Frontenac Islands.
  23. On May 31, 2021, Christopher McLaughlin, an inmate from Millhaven Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes following an illness.
  24. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced a non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment of $1 million to support the tourism industry’s recovery in Ontario’s Highlands.
  25. Two southwestern Ontario companies, VDB Grains and Mycionics Inc., are receiving a combined FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of nearly $2 million to support their growth.
  26. The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
  27. 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 for Eastern Ontario’s tourism sector
  28. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, Irek Kusmierczyk, will announce important project funding to improve access to services for persons with disabilities in the Windsor region.
  29. With a $1.2-million investment, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is providing non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000 to local tourism-oriented businesses. These contributions are supporting costs associated with adapting and eventually reopening, such as space renovations and retrofits, purchase of equipment, fixtures and personal protective equipment, as well as support for technology and digitization. This project, in partnership with Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Tourism Sarnia Lambton, Middlesex County Economic Development and Tourism London. When complete, is expected to support more than 100 businesses and maintain 320 jobs.
  30. Working collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  31. 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 to support the tourism sector for Eastern Ontario.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on the Des Joachims Bridge.
  33. On May 19, 2021 at approximately 11:00 pm, due to the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  34. Today, Shaun Chen, Member of Parliament for Scarborough North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Raymond Cho, Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough North, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Alan Lam, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto announced joint funding for upgrades to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
  35. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Shaun Chen, Member of Parliament Scarborough North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Raymond Cho, Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough North, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Alan Lam, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
  36. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform motorists, cyclists and pedestrians that there will be lane and sidewalk closures on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge for maintenance purposes.
  37. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be alternating lane and sidewalk closures on the Chaudiere Crossing for maintenance work.
  38. Today, The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Senior and Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education and Member of Provincial Parliament for King-Vaughan, on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of the Township of King, announced joint funding for the construction of a new recreational centre in King.
  39. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced a FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of nearly $850,000 for Candor Industries Inc. (Candor), to scale up and expand operations and create 15 highly-skilled jobs.
  40. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and John Elliot, Executive Director of the Sandwich Teen Action Group, announced the completion of the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG) Roof Revitalization project.
  41. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield announced more than $1 million over two years for a safer supply project in Guelph. This innovative project will provide a pharmaceutical alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply and help prevent overdoses.
  42. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedNor) and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie; the Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University announced joint funding for a new Indigenous Cultural Centre at Algoma University.
  43. Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an $87,000 investment to the Town of Whitby to identify energy-saving opportunities for its municipal buildings and vehicle fleet.
  44. Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will make an announcement for support for people at risk of overdose in Guelph.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedNor) and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie; the Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University, and Jay Jones, President and Irene Barbeau, Vice-President of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association.
  46. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and John Elliot, Executive Director of the Sandwich Teen Action Group.
  47. 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 support of an innovative manufacturer in North York. PS Lalonde will be joined by Ya’ara Saks, Member of Parliament for York Centre.
  48. Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a FedDev Ontario non-repayable contribution of $7.5 million for Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) to establish Canada’s first world-class automobility accelerator.
  49. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $199.16 million in Resilience Biotechnologies Inc.
  50. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; and His Worship Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of the City of Kitchener announced joint funding to support the construction of the Aquatic Centre at RBJ Schlegel Park in Kitchener, Ontario.