Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  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. 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.
  20. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, will virtually highlight support to meat processing companies across Ontario, to help in their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  31. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Sean Devine, President of the Trend Arlington Community Association.
  32. 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.
  33. Irek Kusmierczyk, MP for Windsor–Tecumseh, 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 support of local fish and seafood processing sector.
  34. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Natalia Kusendova, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship, Paul Schoppmann, Mayor of the Municipality of St.-Charles.
  35. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Parm Gill, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Hassaan Basit, President and CEO of Conservation Halton.
  36. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support three community and culture infrastructure projects in the City of Ottawa.
  37. Across the country, Canadians 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.
  38. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support three culture and community infrastructure projects in Elora and Guelph.
  39. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers; Jaya James, Executive Director of HOPE House; and His Worship Kelly Linton, Mayor of the Township of Centre Wellington.
  40. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock; Daryl Kramp, Member of Provincial Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington; His Worship Tom Deline, Mayor of the Municipality of Centre Hastings; and David Gerow, Chair of the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, announced joint funding for six community and culture infrastructure projects and one public transit project in the Counties of Hastings and Lennox and Addington.
  41. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support six community, culture and recreation projects and one public transit project in Hastings County, Ontario.
  42. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a total FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of $2.9 million to support the growth of two Burlington-based companies: AceAge Inc. and Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited (Gerrie Electric).
  43. 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.
  44. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in southeastern Ontario. A media availability will follow the announcement.
  45. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Burlington. The Minister will be joined by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington.
  46. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock; Daryl Kramp, Member of Provincial Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington; His Worship Tom Deline, Mayor of the Municipality of Centre Hastings; and David Gerow, Chair of the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance.
  47. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will join Drew Dilkens, Mayor, City of Windsor, Tanya Elliott, Vice President, Ontario, Canadian Red Cross, and others, to announce continued federal support for the region.
  48. On March 29, 2021, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced $658,026 funding for contaminants research projects that will take place in the Ontario and Prairies Region. Information about these projects including recipients, objectives, and funding amounts can be found in the table below.
  49. Members of the media are invited to a national infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.
  50. Minister Schulte to announce new community supports for seniors across Canada at a Vaughan Community Health Centre project