News update

News update

COVID-19 tracing app starts beta testing 

  • 24 juillet 2020

The Canadian Digital Service, which partners with federal departments to design, test and build services, is beta testing a federal mobile app intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by notifying Canadians of exposure. You can learn more or take part in the research here.

All 54 Land Registry Offices closing to public effective October 13, 2020

  • 06 juillet 2020

Effective October 13, 2020, the Ontario government will be discontinuing land registration counter services at all 54 Land Registry Offices (LROs). This means that October 9, 2020 is the last day LROs will be open to the public. Land Registry staff will continue to provide customer service support, document certification and processing work across the province.

Guelph Courthouses – In-person Criminal and Family matters resuming July 7, 2020

  • 06 juillet 2020

The Ministry of the Attorney General has advised that it is now satisfied that all of the necessary health and safety measures are in place in the Guelph courthouses to allow in-person proceedings to resume. As a result, the Ontario Court of Justice will resume hearing in-person criminal trials and preliminary inquiries, and in-person family trials, summary judgment motions and other in-person family matters in the Guelph courthouses on July 7, 2020.

Regional SCJ Notices Released

  • 30 juin 2020

Further to the Superior Court of Justice’s Notice to the Profession of June 25, 2020, the following regions have now released new or updated Notices in anticipation of the July 6, 2020 Phase 1 reopening:

Ontario to Ban Some Commercial Evictions

  • 08 juin 2020

Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that the government will implement a moratorium on commercial evictions between June 3 and Aug. 31 for small businesses that qualify for the federal government’s Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program.

The Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19

  • 28 mai 2020

The Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19 recently held its second meeting to confirm the Action Committee's approach and priorities in offering national guidance to chief justices, judges and courts administration officials as decision are taken around the gradual resumption of court operations across Canada.

Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020

  • 12 mai 2020

Today, the Government of Ontario passed legislative amendments in the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020 that will provide relief and flexibility to different types of corporations and businesses in Ontario, as a result of the declared emergency. These legislative amendments will enable Ontario businesses and corporations to call and hold virtual meetings, defer annual meetings in some circumstances, utilize electronic signatures, and file documents electronically. It will also allow the use of electronic chattels under the PPSA. The OBA has advocated for the Ontario Government to make many of these changes as in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and as part of our ongoing business modernization efforts.

Ontario Providing Support for Industrial and Commercial Electricity Consumers During COVID-19

  • 01 mai 2020

May 1, 2020 Electricity Costs: Ontario is taking steps to defer a portion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges for industrial and commercial electricity consumers that do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan for the period starting from April 2020. This initiative is intended to provide companies with temporary immediate relief on their monthly electricity bills in April, May and June 2020.