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Ontario Provides Consumers with Greater Stability and Predictability with Their Electricity Bills
May 30, 2020 - TORONTO - Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, issued the following statement on electricity rate relief measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ontario Providing Support for Industrial and Commercial Electricity Consumers During COVID-19
May 1, 2020 - TORONTO - Through an emergency order passed today, the Ontario government 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. The government intends to keep this emergency order in place until May 31, 2020, and subsequent regulatory amendments would, if approved, provide for the deferral of these charges for June 2020 as well.

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Publications Release Notice — May 29, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on May 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated May 5, 2020) shows the submitted active Plans and Permits. The table shows the Plan or Permit number, the claim holder, township name and the project name.

Read more about Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits.

Report of Activities 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2019 for electronic distribution.

Publications Release Notice — April 28, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MLAS Update - April 17, 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bulletin - Exclusions of Time for Claim Holders Due to COVID-19

The ministry acknowledges that the COVID-19 outbreak and related public health requirements are special circumstances that have created challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. As a result, we are leveraging the tools available under the Mining Act to provide claim holders with relief through simplified exclusion orders.

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