Up-to-date Sector Information

OSC waiving all late fees between April 17 and June 1

  • April 17, 2020

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced that it will be providing temporary relief to market participants by waiving all late fees that accumulate between April 17, 2020 and June 1, 2020. Entities subject to fees under Part 4 of OSC Rule 13-502 Fees are not included in the relief as they will not accumulate late fees during this relief period.

Increased Federal aid for Business

  • April 16, 2020

As of April 16, 2020 expanded the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to businesses that paid between $20,000 and $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019.

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency

  • April 14, 2020

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. 

LAO Duty Counsel for In-Custody Client

  • April 14, 2020

In addition to the Temporary Billing Changes above for the bar as a whole, LAO will also provide live duty counsel legal advice for in-custody clients with upcoming court appearances and without legal representation for criminal matters starting April 14, 2020.

LAO Temporary Billing Changes

  • April 14, 2020

Legal Aid Ontario has taken further emergency temporary changes to billing and certificate coverage in order to address the continuing challenges of the COVID pandemic

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot – Hard Launch at 14 Division

  • October 05, 2020

Commencing Thursday October 8, 2020, all 14 division bail matters supporting Old City Hall (courtrooms 111 and 114) will proceed by JVN webRTC video for all justice participants. This follows the September 9 soft launch of the video bail pilot at 14 division.

Update re. Inmates Connecting to Counsel

  • April 14, 2020

The Ministry of the Solicitor General has worked with its vendor to enhance the current Offender Management Telephone System (OTMS) to allow inmates to access both collect calls and “debit” calling

Construction Act limitation period suspension lifted

  • April 14, 2020

An amendment has been made to emergency order, O. Reg. 73/20 made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act lifting the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.