COVID-19 Effects on the Ontario Electricity Market
It has been a year since the Government of Ontario declared a state of emergency for the first time due to COVID-19. It is now a part of every conversation. Three provincial lock downs in and 12 months of trying to balance work-from-home and personal life we are starting to see COVID-19 effects on various sectors.
The Pandemic’s Impact on Municipal Fleets in Canada
The pandemic has presented several challenges for municipal fleets, making it more important than ever to focus on cost control, capital management, and the safety of employees and constituents.
Federal Carbon Tax Update – March 2021
In 2019, the Federal Government of Canada announced that it would impose carbon tax in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans of their own, to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The federal carbon tax applies to fuel producers and distributors, who will pass on the costs to consumers.
Asset Management Regulation Update
In December 2017, the Ontario Government passed Ontario Regulation 588/17 Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure. The next upcoming reporting milestone is due on July 1, 2021 and requires an asset management plan covering a municipality's core infrastructure.
Joint and Several Liability & Rising Municipal Insurance Costs
In early 2019, Premier Doug Ford announced to the delegates of the Rural Ontario Municipal (ROMA) Conference that his government was going to launch consultations into the long-standing municipal concern around joint and several liability.