Saturday, November 28

Ontario government

Business, DoorDash, Government, Ontario, Ontario government, Uber Eats

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Limit Fees for Delivery Apps at COVID-19 Hotspots

The Ontario government is moving to put a cap on the fees delivery services like Uber Eats can charge restaurants in areas where eating inside is prohibited. The new legislation, which is called the Local Restaurant Support Act of 2020, states that the limit would be 15 percent for delivery fees and 20 percent for all fees. If the legislation passes, it would also allow fines of up to $ 10 million to food delivery services that do not comply with the law. The legislation would also ensure that the changes would not affect food delivery service employees or contractors. Ontario Small Business Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria made the announcement on November 26, declaring that the limits are similar to those that have been set in New Y...
broadband, Business, Doug Ford, Government, Ontario, Ontario government

Ontario government invests $ 680 million to expand broadband access

The Ontario government has announced a $ 680 million investment to expand broadband and cellular access throughout the province. This investment is in addition to the $ 315 million previously announced to support the 'Up to Speed: Broadband and Cellular Action Plan'. The government notes that this crowdfunding will create jobs and connect underserved and underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. "With the world online these days, if we are to attract more investment to Ontario and compete in this highly competitive global market, we need every part of our province to be connected to high-speed internet," stated the Prime Minister of Ontario, Doug Ford, in a new release. The investment announced today double...
Business, COVID-19, Government, Ontario, Ontario government

Ontario Government Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Data Center

The Ontario government has launched a updated COVID-19 data hub to provide a better overview of infection rates across the province. The new data page includes interactive charts that allow users to compare infection rates in different public health units. “This new dashboard will allow you to see exactly where the trends are heading. You will have access to the same public health data and information as me, ”Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford said at a press conference on November 3. Ford noted that the information will be updated daily. The information center includes data on hospital beds, ICU capacity, and test positivity rates."It is critical that everyone has access to this information so that you can take the necessary s...
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Local, Ontario government, TDSB, Toronto District School Board

Ontario rejects launch of TDSB to reduce class size, wants to keep full day – The Canadian News

TORONTO - Talks between Canada's largest school board and the Ontario government to reduce elementary class sizes and address safety concerns from the pandemic continue after the province rejected a board plan that would have shortened daily class time for students. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Monday that the government and Toronto District School Board officials will meet to discuss back-to-school plans after the province rejected the board's initial proposal on Friday. It would have seen the board spend $ 20 million to hire more teachers and reduce elementary class sizes to between 15 and 20 students, depending on grade. The plan would also have required a change in the daily school schedule, cutting 48 minutes of classroom time to include teacher preparation, whi...
Coronavirus, Evictions, Local, Ontario government, Provincial, Rent

Opposition parties warn of wave of evictions as rent expires – The Canadian News

As rent checks expire, some warn that Ontario residents should prepare for a wave of evictions now that the protections previously established in the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. The opposition New Democrats say that because the provincial state of emergency has ended, evictions can start again today. The NDP also says that recently passed legislation, bill 184, makes it easier for landlords to evict tenants who fall behind on a payment plan. Progressive government conservatives have said the bill will help, not harm, tenants. A spokeswoman for the prime minister says the bill "reinforces homeowners' need to explore payment agreements and maintain tenures, rather than resort to evictions." Ivana Yelich says that the eviction orders coming out now are mostly pending bef...
Ontario government introducing fall cormorant hunt
Cottage, Hunting and Fishing, Ontario, Ontario government, Toronto & GTA, Wildlife

Ontario government introducing fall cormorant hunt

Article contentIn an effort to control growing numbers of double-breasted cormorants in the province, the Ontario government is introducing a fall harvest of the potentially damaging bird species, the Toronto Sun has learned.Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski will announce the harvest Friday in Fenelon Falls, responding to concerns from both anglers and homeowners about the threat posed by the birds.“It’s got to the point where they’re affecting the water quality,” said Bob Stewart, a director of the Stinson’s Bay Property Owner’s Association.The issue, he said, rests in the bird’s guano — a toxic, highly-acidic poop that’s harmful to both humans and wildlife.“It’s going to get into people’s wells, it’s going to get into people’s water systems, we just have to do som...
Coronavirus, Doug Ford, Ontario, Ontario government, Toronto & GTA

Ford to unveil Stage 3 opening plans on Monday

Premier Doug Ford will unveil plans for the long-awaited Stage 3 of reopening this Monday.Ford’s office confirmed Sunday that the announcement will take place during his daily news conference at Queen’s Park.His announcement will reportedly include guidelines and details for the reopening of a number of services and businesses that are currently still restricted, Global News reported.It’s not known whether the entire province will enter Stage 3 at the same time or if the government plans to phase it in across Ontario over days or weeks.Mayor John Tory recently told CP24 that Stage 3 will also include the province-wide reopening of all playground equipment.Stage 3, according to the reopening plan released by the Ford government this past April, will include: The responsible ...