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Deadline for Ontario's green renovation rebate extended to Oct. 30, Doug Ford announces

Diana Pereira, 680News and CityNews

Last Updated Jun 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm EDT

Premier-designate Doug Ford speaking at a news conference in Toronto on June 15, 2018. CITYNEWS

A series of rebates offered by the Ontario government for energy-efficient renovations will be extended to Oct. 30, Doug Ford announced Thursday.

“In order to help small businesses and families, our intention is to extend the install date of the GreenON program to October 31, 2018,” Ontario Progressive Conservative spokesperson Simon Jefferies said in a statement.

“They will have until November 30th to submit any outstanding paperwork. No new applications will be accepted.”

The rebate will be honoured for homeowners who have a signed work agreement with a participating contractor for work to be completed by Oct. 30 or who submit a rebate application by Sept. 30.

Otherwise, the Ontario government cancelled the rebates since the program was funded through proceeds from the cap-and-trade program, which Ford scrapped.