From the Government of Ontario - To support Ontarians through the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Government of Ontario is providing immediate electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms paying time-of-use (TOU) rates.
From CBC News - Workplaces that have been deemed "non-essential" or "at-risk" have until the end of Tuesday to close up shop.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ordered all non-essential stores and services to close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
From the Ontario Bar Association - On March 20, 2020, the Ontario Government passed Regulation 73-20 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This regulation automatically extends statutory timeframes during the length of the provincial state of emergency.
From the Court of Appeal for Ontario - Effective March 23, 2020 and until further notice, public counter services will be closed. All filings can be mailed, sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off outside the Intake Office. For more information on new procedures for filing, visit: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/info/filing.htm
From the CBC - In Toronto, a city where 47 per cent of people rent, many are wondering what to do when April 1 arrives and their rent is due.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $82 billion in aid for families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Homeowners were given the option to defer their mortgages for up to six months.
But because they don't pay a few large corporations in the same way homeowners pay a few banks, renters don't have a similar option.