Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19

News release from Ontario Government. Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside […]

2020 Ontario Budget consultations

The Ontario Government is asking people from every region of the province for their best advice on how to make life more affordable, invest in critical public services, and balance the budget by 2023 through public consultations for the 2020 Budget. Everyone can participate. Citizens can attend a consultation or submit your ideas by email, mail, or by filling out a survey. Visit Ontario.ca/BudgetIdeas to learn how to participate. Budget consultations will close February 11, […]

Ontario Launches Regional Program to Help Create Jobs

Yesterday’s announcement from Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fideli outlines a program allowing qualifying Huron County  businesses to get financial support through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) and access to a range of complementary services and supports. The objective of the Regional Development Program ““ Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is to provide financial support and services to help growing companies in eastern and southwestern Ontario make […]

Ontario Chamber of Commerce responds to Ford Government

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) president and CEO Rocco Rossi has sent a letter expressing concern about the Ford government’s decision to terminate Master Framework Agreement with The Beer Store. “Canceling a contract sends an alarming message to the business community in Ontario and beyond which could potentially deter investment.” says Rocco Rossi. Read the full Letter here: Urging and Evidence Based Approach to Changing Alcohol Sales